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Low income housing made by stylish shipping container apartments

Cheap, durable, and stylish shipping containers are the solution to the problem.

Many urban developers have heard of the shipping container home, but still making full fledged homes out of containers is still costly.


So lets instead make hipster apartment complexes that targets millennials and young people who are struggling to move out of their parents basement.

For this project to work, costs for the occupants must be kept very low.

A large shipping container has 320 Square feet. So lets give each person two of these for a total of 640 square feet.

Why is this an ambitious idea?

If done properly we can solve the problem of our youth living with their parents through most of their 20's and early 30's. An initiative like this has never been done by the backing of a city, Calgary will show its creative and entrepreneurial side when solving problems

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Before construction officially begins, this low income housing project should be advertised all over with its low rent being the focal point of the advertisement. If at least 50 people show genuine interest in moving into these apartments the project should be accepted.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

The only reason this project works is because of how globalized we are. Since North America imports more than it exports we have a surplus of shipping containers, making their prices really cheap. There isn't new ground breaking technology at play here, just creative thinking

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