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Tiny Home Tuesday: Shipping Container Houses


Sometimes outside-the-box housing solutions result in actually living in one.

Photo composite of a town house complex made from recycled shipping containers.
All photos from Atira Women’s Resource Society

In an effort to provide safe and affordable housing for women in Vancouver, Atira Women’s Resource Society developed Canada’s first social housing unit made from recycled shipping containers.

The project was established in 2013 and currently houses 12 women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside area — near the shipping ports some of the containers originated from.

So what’s it like living in a 290 square foot space?

Resident Marnie Crassweller told CBC News, “It's got floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and butcher block counters. I look out at the North Shore. I love it."

Shipping container being hoisted up over a building by a crane.
Photo credit: Atira Women's Resource Society

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