Shipping container converted into a home
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Shipping containers offered as homes by Forest YMCA

Young homeless people in east London could soon be living in converted shipping containers as part of plans to help them save up for permanent homes.

The containers, which cost £20,000 each, will see residents pay 30% of the minimum wage - about £75 per week.

They have a bed, television, small kitchen and a toilet and shower.

Tim Pain, from Forest YMCA, said he hoped the temporary accommodation would act as a "stepping stone" for young people moving towards independent living, while Kino Hines said he would like to live in one as he could not afford to rent in London.

  • 11 Apr 2013