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What those temporary homes for the homeless will look like

April 10th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Some of the comments following a recent post showed me that people aren’t sure what these pre-fab housing units for the homeless will look like. People were asking whether there’d be bathrooms inside and so on, after I posted recently that the city is proposing to put almost 200 units on two city lots downtown.

Chris Gardner of Britco, the company that would be manufacturing them, also got in touch with me, concerned that people have the wrong idea about what they’ll look like. He doesn’t have any drawings or pictures yet of what the Vancouver modules might look like, because they’re still in the preliminary stages, but he sent me images of what they’re manufacturing for Whistler’s Olympics workforce housing — the closest they have to what might be put up in Vancouver.

The images are available at the link here:

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