Homeless advocates say the tiny home project is just a start, but a longer-term solution is needed to tackle the problem.

An unidentified person sleeps in a bag on the sidewalk outside the bus station in downtown Denver early Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
An unidentified person sleeps in a bag on the sidewalk outside the bus station in downtown Denver early Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (AP)

Charities in the US state of Colorado are experimenting with using so-called "tiny houses" to tackle homelessness. 

A small community of the micro dwellings recently opened in Denver. No one pays rent as the charities cover it.

However, critics say it's a limited and short-term solution to a much bigger problem. 

TRT World's Mary MacCarthy reports from Denver, Colorado.

Source: TRT World