Zero Dollar Make-Over

A homeless man with just a garbage bag of clothes was allocated a room at Ainslie Village Canberra's largest housing estate. He was arriving the next morning and his room was bare.

After a hunt around the estate some old tins pf paint & brushes were found and some abandoned electrical items, furniture and flooring. Artwork was found in a vacant office.

Not only was the make-over completed single handed, under 5 hours with just an old shopping trolley to move items, but 4 living areas were created in this 4m x 4m space.

The table catches the morning sun and is a perfect way to start the day. In the evening a dining chair can be turned and used as a night stand.

before & after slider - Cooking and Dining Areas

before & after slider - Sleeping and Lounge Areas

This configuration was intentional to enable watching TV from bed. The sofa is the first thing you see when you come in the door. A good place for visitors.

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