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Affordable housing is essential to any community. Vancouver is fortunate to have a group like Atira Women’s Resource Society, a not-for-profit organization providing housing and support to women, and committed to the work of ending violence against women through education, advocacy and outreach. Turning shipping containers into homes that are especially designed for low-income people, now this is a lesson about how to be economic and efficient at the same time! This is how you create new homes, new lives and new hopes for people who have the greatest need of all these.
Twelve shipping containers were used to design the two buildings. Each building has three floors. A single container has somewhere around 290 square feet, and incorporates a living room or bedroom, a small kitchen, a bathroom and laundry facilities. What else could you need?
These apartments have a message for us: the amount of space we have is not so important, what really matters is how well we manage to use it. The containers are very well insulated with spray foam and on the inside they used drywall to maintain a common look. Large windows were used to provide natural light during day.
I have to admit that these apartments have a special charm and a nice homey feel. I would definitely see myself living in a place like that. Let’s not forget that shipping containers buildings are cost-effective and eco-friendly! Should I mention that the full amount of money for each of the 12 containers was $82,500, while a similar project made of concrete reaches the amount of $220,000?
So what do you think? Would you live here? ☺
Information Source: HomedIt
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