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 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. 

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