A Utah man is giving the homeless a new temporary alternative to living on the streets.

Gary Pickering has developed several portable 'micro-houses' to help Utah's homeless survive harsh conditions such as winter weather. He plans to donate some of these low-cost "survival pods" to a Utah County homelessness charity. 

Pickering said he is not looking to profit off of the shelters. Instead, he is trying to help the homeless and promote awareness so that others will follow his example.

"I didn't do this as a business, I don't want a business," he said. "I want to inspire other people."

This is not the first time that Pickering has assisted those in desperate need of shelter. In 1988 while he was without a home and living in his shop in Utah, he managed to house four homeless people.

Pickering also stated that his pods are not a permanent solution for anyone living on the streets but are instead a temporary crutch.

Blessed is the person who sees the need, 

recognizes the responsibility,

and actively becomes the answer...

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