Friday, September 2, 2011

A tour of Tent City 3

I stopped in at Tent City 3 during my time in Seattle and was given a tour by one of its residents.

Entrance to Tent City 3 (TC3).  It is required that everyone must enter and exist through a single access point.

One of several rows of tents.

A kitchen with donated food and supplies.

An example of a "bunk tent," which provides shelter for multiple new residents before they become members.  Crates and wood pallets serve many functions throughout the TC3.

Restrooms at TC3.  Showers are also available on site.

A view from the street.  TC3 is located in the parking lot of a church/school. The tent city rotates to a new host every three months. A visual barrier is required at each site.