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Homes for Less, Canada

May 25th 2009

Responding to continued high numbers of homeless in Vancouver, Canada, Christian Blyt, an associate professor at the city's Emily Carr University, got his students to design an unusual solution - small cabins. Their Homes for Less project designed and made small wooden houses, measuring 64 square feet, to provide a dry, private rooms. And each cost under £850 to build. Prefabricated wood frame homes can be manufactured in components in a factory, and its hoped that more will be built in the near future. Although the prototype homes started on display on Granville Island, Vancouver, until November last year, they've since been moved to a site where homeless men and women can occupy them. It is currently estimated that between 8,000 and 15,000 people are homeless in and around Vancouver.

May 2009



Giving out your name

Skips for soup runs

Blurring the line

Olympic clean up

Official counts grotesquely underestimate numbers

Writer makes begging 'gimmick' signs

Eastern European hostel opens in London

US homeless given fiscal boost

Change at the top

Workers Registration Scheme to continue

Invisible TV

Forty per cent fewer young homeless in B&Bs

Dome living

Japanese cyber homes

Shunning the shelter

Homes for Less, Canada

Look Ahead quashes sale rumour

Waterloo dispersal - positive feedback

Skid Row the movie

Iranian Slumdog

Homeless World Cup expands

Pedalling for the homeless

Service provision deal falls through

Hep C and homelessness

Makeover project

The Voice

Street Shield 5: The Clash!

Needlestick injuries, part 1


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