It was in Squamish, about an hour from where I live. It was a laneway house, made of shipping containers, one of the smaller options from a company out of Alberta called Honomobo. Kinja won’t let me hyperlink their site, so here it is.
Here’s the view from those gorgeous front windows
They’ve been on my radar for a little while, the idea of a ready to go house being plopped down on a foundation you build on an empty piece of property is pretty cool. This one, called the HO3, is $139,000 CAD. Property, foundation/garage, stairs, and shipping the home are extra. It’s a good size for a laneway house, but I’d want one of the bigger ones for a primary residence. The biggest one, the HO8, is two storeys, made of 8 containers. It’s the most appealing to me, but also $335,000 CAD. Nothing I can afford yet, but it’s an interesting idea. The fit and finish is good in person, I only had a couple gripes that could be solved with baseboards. A big part of the appeal is that they come ready to be hooked up to solar panels, and use a heat pump instead of a furnace. So in theory, you could have no gas bill, and no hydro bill.
Anyways, here’s a landmark of Britannia Beach
More of the mountains, and a proper G-Class