“News about Occupy Madison’s “OM Build” Tiny Homes initiative is spreading like wildfire, generating excitement and attracting donors of time and money, says project organizer Bruce Wallbaum.
After news of homeless people beginning work on the first 98-square-foot house broke in early July, the initiative got its share of attention from local media. But a WMTV-15 story more than a month later — featuring video of the tiny house, nearly complete — sent coverage viral, Wallbaum recalls.
Soon media from around the country, including Al Jazeera America and, more recently, a Minneapolis news site, were doing stories on the project.
Several Occupy groups from around the country contacted Wallbaum asking about how Occupy M’dison runs the program.
“Let us get the first house built and we’ll tell you,’ he chuckles.…”
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