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Outside the town of Lakewood New Jersey, across from this intersection...

70 people live at this homeless camp in the woods

Some people have lived here for years and consider it their home

The camp is run by Reverend Steven Brigham and welcomes residents from all walks of life

Daily essentials

Elwood Hyers lives here and decorated the outside of his shanty with stuff he found behind a Dollar Store

Elwood lives with Cynthia Vellinga who decorated the inside

Car batteries rigged up for power

The living room

Even with all the rain from Irene the inside is dry and smells like old smoke

The chimney design to keep the place from burning down in the winter

A wash house

kitchen under a tarp

Food comes in sporadically, like these baked goods from a local grocery store

There are public facilities like toilets

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