RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The cold weather and rain are making the first week of the new year difficult for the homeless here in Arkansas.
This time of year shelters make more room so they have a warm meal and safe place to stay.
But not everyone is taking that shelter.
"This is actually one of the better camps to come into honestly," said Fred Teague as he walked towards the small hut he lives in in the woods of Russellville.
There's a saying that you don't know another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
"Sorry I didn't know you guys were coming or I would've cleaned up," he said laughing as he opened the door to the 32-square-foot room.
But to see into Fred Teague's situation all you need to do is listen.