Shipping Containers Converted to Vancouver Social Housing
The Canadian Press. November 30, 2012 – VANCOUVER — Shipping containers that likely would have been left to rust in Vancouver will instead be used to construct the first housing project of its kind in Canada. Twelve containers will be converted into social and affordable housing for women in the city’s Downtown Eastside, where construction got underway Friday.
The project that’s slated to be completed by next April was developed by the Atira Women’s Resource society, which bought a lot in 2009 to build traditional housing.