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.