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Shipping Containers Repurposed To House The Homeless


A number of converted shipping containers are going to be offered as temporary accommodation for homeless people in Brighton, UK. Planning permission has been secured by the Brighton Housing Trust for five years to help ease the city’s housing need.

BBC News reports that the thirty six studio homes, which will be linked by walkways, are going to be installed in a former scrap metal yard. They will be built in three and five story blocks, with balconies and external stairs to the upper levels.

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  • Hannah Johnson

    I would love to see this happen in Los Angeles! With a fluctuating 80,000 individuals out on the streets in the county on any given day, it would be awesome to build a structure like this in areas such as Central City East. Then again, there are a great number of abandoned and derelict buildings throughout the county. Perhaps we could start by finding ways to use them for the underserved.