With winter fast approaching, many people start to consider the growing number of homeless people near to them. Cold weather, a lack of food and the holidays mean that, although there is never a good time to live on the streets, the winter is the worst.
However, a seaside town in the UK has come up with a novel way to combat their problem of growing numbers of homeless people: storage containers.
Shipping in these cargo containers Chandler to be used as temporary homes in the city of Brighton is to start in the next few weeks with similar projects expected to follow suit if the project is successful.
In addition to actually housing those without their own permanent home, the cargo containers Colorado Springs are also being fitted with solar paneling and gardens to make them more self-sufficient and energy efficient.
Storage containers have been used in a variety of housing projects across the US and the UK, to provide both emergency housing after Hurricane Sandy and as economic housing in a variety of nationwide projects. These have been met extremely favorably with many arguing that the speed with which the cargo containers North Charleston can be put together to make housing solutions – temporary or permanent – makes them an ideal solution.
In addition, storage containers have also been used in the construction of a hotel in London, England to great success and critical praise.
The benefit of using storage containers for building projects and homelessness aid as detailed above is that many storage containers have been purchased by people who no longer want or need them. As a result, they are readily available and could be purchased from the owner for a very low cost, making them an economical solution to a problem which is currently costing tax payers large sums of money.