OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A village for the homeless opened on Christmas Eve in Olympia.
Camp Quixote has 30 small cottages -- just 150 square feet, but room for a bed, desk and half-bathroom. Kitchen, laundry, showers and mailboxes are in a common clubhouse.
The Olympian reports Camp Quixote grew out of a 2007 protest for the homeless in downtown Olympia.
The driving force behind the $3.1 million project is a nonprofit group called Panza. It's leasing the site from Thurston County for $1 a year.
Camp Quixote is a self-governing community. Residents agree to pay one-third of their income toward rent.