City Council Approves Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — We will likely see more covered wagon-type huts popping up around town.

The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday temporarily allowing Conestoga huts as part of the car camping program.

The design was developed at the Occupy Eugene camp in Washington-Jefferson Park.

Members of the homeless community call it a viable and affordable type of shelter. The huts can go up once the rules are adopted, likely within the next week.

“I think it’s fantastic. Eugene seems to be taking a very big step forward toward alternative housing,” said Eugene resident Mark Hubbell.

Some say the huts are warmer and fit more people than a car.


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  1. eugene girl says:

    I am so pleased and proud of the city of Eugene for doing the right thing. This is an excellent answer to the growing homeless family problem.
    Thank you Eugene City Council!

  2. Ericka says:

    I would like to know where I can get a Conestoga Hut?????

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