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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:19 am
 


A great idea I've seen articles on before.

Take a look at the pics. For student housing these are perfect.

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/sustainable-earth/pictures-amsterdam-shipping-container-homes/#/rio-20-un-climate-conference-shipping-container-homes-student_54417_600x450.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:43 am
 


Interesting, I still think the average Canadian needs way too much space
to make these attractive.

And I'm guessing it's not as cheap as people think it is.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:04 am
 


http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/ ... 27433.html

They're doing this in Vancouver, word was each unit cost approx 85,000-100,000 to covert. Nevermind the land you're dropping it on.

For about the same price I got 2,000 square feet in a rural area, nice yard, and a river 2 minutes up the road full of walleye.

Beats the shit out of some old shipping crate. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:12 am
 


Yep. Seems like bullshit to me. The cost/unit was more than a lower end condo for a lot more square footage.

But that's how we roll in Vancouver. Same with old SRO's they're upgrading at a cost of over 100k per unit. So they get spiffy upgraded single rooms when they could be building new condos on the land for that.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:48 am
 


andyt wrote:
Yep. Seems like bullshit to me. The cost/unit was more than a lower end condo for a lot more square footage.

But that's how we roll in Vancouver. Same with old SRO's they're upgrading at a cost of over 100k per unit. So they get spiffy upgraded single rooms when they could be building new condos on the land for that.


Paying for the 'fashion' aspect of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:09 am
 


saturn_656 wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2012/12/02/shipping-container-vancouver-affordable-housing-bc_n_2227433.html

They're doing this in Vancouver, word was each unit cost approx 85,000-100,000 to covert. Nevermind the land you're dropping it on.

For about the same price I got 2,000 square feet in a rural area, nice yard, and a river 2 minutes up the road full of walleye.

Beats the shit out of some old shipping crate. :D


yeah. having the space is nice. However the trend is people moving into hives because of the 'culture' they find in the city. I'm finding it interesting transitioning back into a small village. For the most part it's nice.....getting used to waving at everyone I meet while walking or driving is part of it. Kinmen was the last place we were in that had a small town feel and there the village we lived in had 10 000 people.....and it was only 10 km from the main town of 35 000


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:52 am
 


Containerized Living Units (CLU) have been around since the first Gulf War and are not a new invention.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:02 am
 


I'm sure being Vancouver the permits cost more than the containers......


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:09 am
 


That they'd get charged the same amount for property taxes and utilities as a regular condo would makes the whole thing laughable. The land it sits on is worth what it it, whether it's a cardboard box, a shipping container, or a 2000 sg-ft house sitting on it.


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saturn_656 wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2012/12/02/shipping-container-vancouver-affordable-housing-bc_n_2227433.html

They're doing this in Vancouver, word was each unit cost approx 85,000-100,000 to covert. Nevermind the land you're dropping it on.

For about the same price I got 2,000 square feet in a rural area, nice yard, and a river 2 minutes up the road full of walleye.

Beats the shit out of some old shipping crate. :D
NO, You have a river full of pickerel! God Damn Yanks! :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:32 am
 


saturn_656 wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2012/12/02/shipping-container-vancouver-affordable-housing-bc_n_2227433.html

They're doing this in Vancouver, word was each unit cost approx 85,000-100,000 to covert. Nevermind the land you're dropping it on.

For about the same price I got 2,000 square feet in a rural area, nice yard, and a river 2 minutes up the road full of walleye.

Beats the shit out of some old shipping crate. :D


That's assuming you can handle living in a rural area - I know I couldn't.

I'm bored living in Edmonton and want to move somewhere bigger, not smaller.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:39 am
 


I could handle it. When I was on the pipeline out in Saskatchewan the town I was staying in had houses bigger than mine selling for around $175K. The absolutely wonderful quiet and seeing practically all the stars in the galaxy at night would have been icing on the cake. If it weren't for a senior parent that needs to be near medical assistance that we can only get in the city I'd take off for the sticks in a heartbeat and only come into Calgary once a month just to buy stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:42 am
 


fifeboy wrote:
saturn_656 wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2012/12/02/shipping-container-vancouver-affordable-housing-bc_n_2227433.html

They're doing this in Vancouver, word was each unit cost approx 85,000-100,000 to covert. Nevermind the land you're dropping it on.

For about the same price I got 2,000 square feet in a rural area, nice yard, and a river 2 minutes up the road full of walleye.

Beats the shit out of some old shipping crate. :D
NO, You have a river full of pickerel! God Damn Yanks! :?


All Walleyes are Pickerel... not all Pickerels are Walleyes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:43 am
 


bootlegga wrote:

That's assuming you can handle living in a rural area - I know I couldn't.

I'm bored living in Edmonton and want to move somewhere bigger, not smaller.


Different strokes I guess. I couldn't handle living in a city, breathing the toxic fumes, staring at concrete for a "view", being harassed with street beggers, and generally being surrounded by people with hygiene issues. :wink:

Give me my rural property everytime.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:59 am
 


2Cdo wrote:
bootlegga wrote:

That's assuming you can handle living in a rural area - I know I couldn't.

I'm bored living in Edmonton and want to move somewhere bigger, not smaller.


Different strokes I guess. I couldn't handle living in a city, breathing the toxic fumes, staring at concrete for a "view", being harassed with street beggers, and generally being surrounded by people with hygiene issues. :wink:

Give me my rural property everytime.


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