About this Report
Videojournalist James Murray explores the new ways Canadians are choosing to live, and live together.
Learn more about converting retail shops into residential homes
When your corner store goes belly-up, maybe there is something you can do - move in. In the final episode of our series on alternative housing, James Murray meets people who have turned retail shops into residential homes.
Click here to learn more about Foundry Lofts
Click here to see pieces from the Convenience Gallery
Learn more about container homes
James Murray explores the cheap and surprisingly cheerful new trend of living in shipping containers.
For more information on container homes, visit:
The ZIGLOO website
The MAISON IDEKIT website
Learn more about cohousing
James Murray introduces us to a group of people in Vancouver who are sharing more than just space - they're creating a new kind of co-operative community. It's all part of the growing cohousing movement, created in Denmark in the 1960's and now with locations operating in BC, Alberta and Ontario.
Click here to see a blueprint of Cranberry Commons
Read one of the development's founding documents
For more information on cohousing, visit:
The Cohousing Development Consultation website
The Canadian Cohousing Network website