[Artist’s rendering of a new shipping container home on the Honomobo Facebook page.]
A new Edmonton venture is looking to help homeowners earn passive income by putting renters up in shipping containers-turned-backyard apartments.
Honomobo is selling pre-fabricated shipping container garage suites – self contained living spaces – that comply with the city’s new rules announced last summer.
Honomobo’s units range from $99,000 for a studio to $147,000 for a two-bedroom with the added cost of about $25,000 for the new garage. According to estimates from co-founder Devon Siebenga, it’ll cost about $500 a month for the mortgage, property tax increase, electricity and water but comes with the potential bonus of a $20,000 affordable housing grant from the city.
But the company is by no means the first to snatch headlines for building with shipping containers. The trend of micro homes has seen a serious spike across Canada over the past two and a half years, says Robert Leonardo, who co-foundedRead More »from Shipping container homes find new space in Edmonton