Homeless Community Creates a Self-Governing Village

Just outside downtown Portland, Oregon, you'll find a small community with some odd-looking houses: tents; teepees; wooden shacks; structures built from mud, straw, and adobe – almost anything goes. As you might imagine, these buildings don't exactly meet the city's standard housing code. But that's okay – they're not exactly part of the city. The residents of this makeshift town are formerly homeless people who've worked together to build their own self-regulated "campground," Dignity Village. (Gimundo)