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Fine Old Homes Being Shipped on Barges From Canada to US

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Fine Tiny Home":

I am glad these homes are being loved and used instead of trashed.
I am glad these folks will have a home.
Still and all
It seems bizarre to me...

Venerable B.C. homes shipped by barge to U.S. and offered as cheap housing:

The community is losing its old country charm, its heart and soul. Many of them are shipped south to Washington state, where people appreciate their hand-nailed craftsmanship and character. Oak Bay’s early 20th-century dwellings are being floated on barges to San Juan Island, where they’re offered to folks stuck in affordable housing jams.

A local charity, the San Juan Community Home Trust, is happy to take the aged Oak Bay beauties. Since making a “little field trip” to the district in 2014 and finding a treasure trove, trust officials have snatched a few Oak Bay abodes. It plans to take five more this year:

2 comments:

Peter Robinson said...

Please, take all you want.

As a British Columbia resident, I am disgusted and embarrassed by the inability of our cities to preserve the beautiful, heritage buildings that we have been blessed with. Every year, hundreds of early 20th Century jewels are being demolished, to be replaced by hideous, tacky monstrosities. Entire neighborhoods are being lost to speculative development, while house prices have risen to the point that even well-paid professionals cannot afford to live in many areas.

Anonymous said...

well said Peter Robinson. Well Said.

as above, very glad these are not being trashed...but...
--if they can only be saved by selling cheaply to less well off..surely there are folks in B.C. and rest of Canada who would qualify? (nothing against the States, but it seems so sad that Canada's small chunk of heritage is "going south"...)

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