While two different projects are underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada utilizing shipping containers to make modular housing, Frank Lo of MC Quarters Corp. wants to build more affordable housing in the city using the containers. His company builds modular workforce housing for logging and mining camps as well as affordable housing for Australian aboriginals. He supplied the containers for one of the Vancouver projects, a 12-unit complex for low income women, and says each of the 290 square foot apartments cost $82,500. A nearby traditional-build apartment with 320 square foot units cost $220,000 each. The vancourier tells MHProNews the city is seeking innovative ways to provide affordable housing.
(Photo credit: Ron Medvescek/arizonadailystar–modular home built from shipping containers)