Miles Ellington, 21 year-old, is a tenant of a apartment next door to a shelter for homeless teenagers where he used to live. Mile’s house is a place where many different stories are told. He lives by himself officially, but, in actuality, he has six or more roommates—Joe, Josh, Mary, B.B, and Aaron coming in and out. Most of them are homeless people. Miles offers one of his couches to people who need to stay. Miles gets along with them, except when Miles invites his lady friend. The age range in Miles’ house spans from mostly teenagers to a few in their late forties. Miles pays $50 a month for a one-bedroom apartment with the assistance of the government. The “couch mates” do not pay rent at all, However, Joe gives Miles a ride when needed, while the others offer whatever they have available. Joe bought a 2009 Mustang after receiving money from the National Guard. Miles hopes that he could also join the army someday. Although it seems that there are no rules, All the “couch mates” have their own responsibilities in the apartment.
Music, “Looking inside myself”, used on this project, was made by Miles and his “couch mates.”*Click on the picture above to see an audio slideshow.