Friday, February 12, 2010


Sea Container, Homeless, Disaster, Capsule hotels

Ever see those capsule hotels they have in japan?

It occurred to me what with all of the ruckess here in BC about the homeless in the Lower mainlands Vancouver downtown east side that something like those capsule hotels would work.

Temporarily or immediate fix would be a small C can 20 foot with 9 capsules in one end. 3 high 3 wide should fit nicely.

Or you could go with a bigger C can with a side opening and have 18 capsules 9 on either end with a common area and entrance through the middle.

These could easily be dropped down anywhere and could either be wired fro electricity and a common ablution area or just basic bunks with heat..

It would be important for them to be modular as they would need to be changed out and or meticulously cleaned occasionally. Maybe just Ozonating might be enough?

Being in the market for accommodation out here n BC Bring Cash I'm not surprised at the amount of homelessness because for all intensive purposes I too am homeless.

Which isn't surprising when you consider that this province charges TAX on your primary residence? I think this is the only province in all of canada that does so?

So essentially the 1% on the first 200K and 2% on anything over 200K artificially inflates housing prices. Especially when you consider that mortgages truth be told and nothing more than paying rent to the banks. Add real-tors 5% fees on top of that and the fact that houses get bought and sold every 5-10 years I'm not surprised housing prices have climbed beyond the reach of normal families and is becoming the pervue of big banks and developers.

paying tax on primary residences has to be unjust if not downright criminal when you consider that is a basic human need.


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