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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:44 am
 


Title: B.C. city tries shipping container as homeless shelter
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2011-01-13 22:11:02
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:44 am
 


Great idea. They may be homeless but they're still human beings and noone should be left out in a Canadian winter if they don't want to be.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:37 am
 


Sounds like a good idea.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:43 am
 


The navy uses them on ships so why the hell not.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:19 am
 


Shipping container? Luxury! I used to DRRRREEEEEAAAMMMM of living in shipping container.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:21 am
 


Where are we shipping them to? [huh]


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:37 am
 


raydan raydan:
Where are we shipping them to? [huh]


Nowhere. They come here full of cheap Chinese crap, and we send nothing back, so empty containers piling up here are cheaper than sending them back there empty.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news ... 00133ff93f


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:38 am
 


raydan raydan:
Where are we shipping them to? [huh]



Hey! This^ gives me an idea. The doorways into these things could be built to operate just like great big 'rat traps'. Then a few could be set up at every entry point to Canada. Big sign over the door saying " Welcome To Canada. Make yourself at home". Of course, the 'illegals', upon seeing this would fall on their knees, giving thanks for having finally reached, ( and breached) the 'land of opportunity'. They would then move right on in. And when each 'trap' was full it would then be 'loaded up and shipped out to 'a point of no return'! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:28 am
 


The US military uses them and calls them 'Containerized Living Units'.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:31 am
 


I hope you guys realized I was kidding. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:32 am
 


Finally somebody's getting around to it. They've been talking about it for ever. It's a really good idea. These things are very cheap, and can be moved around as needed. They can be made quite cozy inside. They shouldn't use them just for shelters, but for semi-permanent housing. They can be stacked to form a little block of rooms. Make showers and toilets available nearby. It gets somebody off the street, gives them an address, some safety, and a place to rebuild their lives.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:39 am
 


andyt andyt:
Finally somebody's getting around to it. They've been talking about it for ever. It's a really good idea. These things are very cheap, and can be moved around as needed. They can be made quite cozy inside. They shouldn't use them just for shelters, but for semi-permanent housing. They can be stacked to form a little block of rooms. Make showers and toilets available nearby. It gets somebody off the street, gives them an address, some safety, and a place to rebuild their lives.

Great post, exactly what I was thinking. And it doesn't just get "somebody off the street", each container, according to the story, can get up to 16 people off the streets. For some it may be just what they need to try and rebuild a life.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:40 am
 


When it's full they'll weld the doors shut and ship it to China.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:43 am
 


Not too say in my last post that it's neccessarily a good idea to house 16 people in one container on a semi-permanent basis, but on cold winter nights it would be better than being outside.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:51 am
 


CrazyNewfie CrazyNewfie:
andyt andyt:
Finally somebody's getting around to it. They've been talking about it for ever. It's a really good idea. These things are very cheap, and can be moved around as needed. They can be made quite cozy inside. They shouldn't use them just for shelters, but for semi-permanent housing. They can be stacked to form a little block of rooms. Make showers and toilets available nearby. It gets somebody off the street, gives them an address, some safety, and a place to rebuild their lives.

Great post, exactly what I was thinking. And it doesn't just get "somebody off the street", each container, according to the story, can get up to 16 people off the streets. For some it may be just what they need to try and rebuild a life.


With 16 people in it, it's just a crash pad, a place to get out of the elements. But the containers can actually be made into small one room apartments, where an individual can live on a longer term basis. Lot's cheaper to construct than building something with a foundation, and it can be moved if the lot is going to be used for another purpose. We need to do more than supply shelters to keep people out of the rain, we need to give them a secure, safe and half decent place to get some stability in their lives and see if they can move on.


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