Two men who've spent years living in trees next to a highway in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have been ordered to leave.

Officials told the men to move into a homeless shelter, but the pair have made the trees their home and say it’s safer and more peaceful than sleeping in a shelter or on the streets.

In a city with a houseless population of 15,000, city social workers say living in a tree sets a bad precedent and violates city code.

Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

Source: Al Jazeera