In April 2018, Barbara Lee Verduzco moved in to a tiny home that was built for her and her partner Charlie Griffin, at The Village, in Oakland, California.
Verduzco and Griffin's (right) previous residence, a tent, can still be seen from the window of their home.
After only a week, Verduzco and Griffin have made the tiny house their home.
“I don’t like to be alone. I hate it. I don’t think nobody likes to be alone," says Verduzco, as she comments on her life in The Village community.
"It's respectful. If you treat people with respect, then they'll treat their place with respect," said volunteer Tom McElravey, left.
BART tracks sit just behind Verduzco's home, passing by several times an hour.
In February 2018, Verduzco sits outside her tent, filling out a form given to her by a social worker, as a volunteer passes out meals to other residents.
In Verduzco's previous residence, which was a small tent, she had a makeshift ramp built for her wheelchair.
Verduzco and Griffin used to share this tent, which Verduzco could not get in and out of without assistance.