Responding to continued high numbers of homeless in Vancouver, Canada, Christian Blyt, an associate professor at the city's Emily Carr University, got his students to design an unusual solution - small cabins.
Their Homes for Less
project designed and made small wooden houses, measuring 64 square feet, to provide a dry, private rooms. And each cost under ¬¨¬£850 to build.
Prefabricated wood frame homes can be manufactured in components in a factory, and its hoped that more will be built in the near future. Although the prototype homes started on display on Granville Island, Vancouver, until November last year, they've since been moved to a site where homeless men and women can occupy them.
It is currently estimated that between 8,000 and 15,000 people are homeless in and around Vancouver.