By Wyatt Goolsby


DALLAS - This week, some students at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas are getting a real-life lesson.

They've built make-shift huts like you would see in third world countries and calling them home for a week. The students are seeing what it's like to live without running water or electricity in what they have called a "Living Village."

Many of these structures were designed and built by students to live as best they can without a lot of resources.

The Living Village is meant to be an example to give students and visitors an idea of what it's like to live without all the amenities we take for granted.

WFAA's Wyatt Goolsby took Instant Live 8 to get a look and talk with one of the student residents.