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House made from shipping containers opens in Calgary

Last Updated Sep 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm MST

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – An Alberta company has brought a one-of-a-kind home to Calgary.

3Leafs, which specializes in homes made from shipping containers opened its first family house in Calgary on Thursday in the community of EchoHaven.

Som Sourachit, CEO of Homes by 3Leafs, says the unveiling of the home is a pivotal moment.

“Our high performance, energy-efficient houses reduce waste in landfills by repurposing steel shipping containers into dream homes. The houses have net-zero capabilities and are the new blueprint for how we should build while protecting our environment.”

The owner of the house, Jaime Turner, is excited to bring his family into the new home.

“This is a teaching moment for my young daughter. We wanted to build a legacy for her. This is our forever home and we know because it’s made of steel. It will last for generations and an added bonus is we are being good to our environment!”