Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Alexander Street Project Gives People in Need Nice Homes

 - Jan 31, 2014
References: vancourier & dornob
The Alexander Street Project cleverly provides low-income families and women at risk of homelessness with extremely affordable and stylish homes. Basically this Vancouver-based project involves repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into sleek modern apartments.

These shipping containers have been stacked on top of one another and transformed into an apartment complex. Each one is fully furnished, providing those in need with a comfortable space to live in. The rent paid for these intriguing containers is so low that renters will easily be able to maintain a suitable lifestyle without constantly worrying about their finances. Rent can be so high in the Vancouver area, and these converted shipping containers offer less fortunate citizens a great alternative to pricey condominiums and downtown apartments.