Shipping container housing to spring up across Canada

Developers are planning to help ease the affordable housing issue and vacancy rates by repurposing shipping containers as home across Canada.

A pilot project in Vancouver’s East Side has been expanded and similar schemes are now expected in other communities in B.C. along with Alberta and Nunavut.

Janice Abbott, the CEO of social housing agency Atira Property Management, told CityNews.ca that it was like “building with Lego blocks.”

The containers are fitted with plumbing and electricity and can be fused together to make multi-room suites. 
 

Are you looking to invest in property? If you like, we can get one of our mortgage experts to tell you exactly how much you can afford to borrow, which is the best mortgage for you or how much they could save you right now if you have an existing mortgage. Click here to get help choosing the best mortgage rate

Investment Hot Spots:
West Devon, Maitland, Arkell, Breadalbane, Brow of the Mountain

COMMENTS

Get help choosing the best mortgage rate

Just fill in a few details, and we'll arrange for a Mortgage adviser to help you find the best mortgage for your needs

  • How soon do you want a mortgage?
  • Name
  • Where do you live?
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

Poll

Have your investment plans changed for 2017?