Homeless residents in Seattle, Washington bragged about creating a “makeshift mansion” in the shadow of the city’s famed Space Needle attraction; saying “If you can live on the street and not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?”
According to Fox News, a new “mega tent city” is growing directly underneath the region’s signature tourist attraction; surrounded by exclusive condominiums and apartments occupied by the city’s richest residents.
It is a form of protest,” said one of the “makeshift mansion” inhabitants. “We’re staking a claim. We’re refusing to cower in our tents.”
“We’ve got the doors, the couch, the table,” she added. “We’ve got the living room here, which is a mess right now because we’re still constructing, but we’re putting up the vinyl to cover it up, make it more attractive.”
A spokesperson for the city government said they have no plans -as of yet- to remove the tent city, but are trying to convince residents to “move elsewhere.”