Blocks Modular of Calgary, Alberta Canada are converting steel shipping containers (“seacans”) into hotel suites, affordable housing units, staff accommodations and cottages, according to what globalnews.ca tells MHPronews.
“It is narrow, but that’s only one. And you put two or three together with the proper floor plan and it opens it up just like it would a house,” said Chris Van Arnam, co-founder of the company.
Now in discussion with the Banff Hotel Commission for staff housing, the modular units cost less than standard construction, and they are recycling what has become essentially a waste product in the world of international trade.
They are currently in discussion with two real estate developers who want to build a 60-unit modular complex. Van Arnam, and partner Charles Lemieux, hope their seacans will help solve the housing crunch in many parts of Canada. ##
(Photo credit: globalnews.ca/Mia Sosiak–containers made into modular housing)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.