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Canada’s first recycled shipping container housing development, in Vancouver, British Columbia, is more attractive — and more successful — than most such projects. (Photo courtesy of Atira Women’s Resource Society)

Smart design creates successful housing units

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The concept of utilizing used shipping containers for housing typically conjures up appalling images of transporting people who are marginalized and homeless or at risk of homelessness from one hell hole to another — and obstinate opinions about housing people who are poor in warehouse-type facilities.

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