A couple living in Luskville, Que., built an entire house with materials that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
It's hard to tell from the finished product that it's anything but a brand new home, but the walls have actually crossed oceans and continents.
Four steel shipping containers were used to build the house, along with wood strapping and soy-based foam insulation.
The containers are leftovers from global trade. Delivered to your doorstep, they cost about $4,000 per container.
Kirk Finken and his partner Natalie Fraser say they've learned a lot from the experience. They plan to expand the home into a community yoga studio.
"It was an adventure for everybody, and not always that easy," Finken said.