The FoxBox, is a Do-It-Yourself Container House Kit for $40,000. Container, book and all the materials are included. I pitched this product of mine n CBC’s Dragon’s Den. The essence of a FoxBox Container House is this: People can build their own container house and save a lot of money, because they use their own sweat equity and social capital.
The Dragons’ didn’t quite like that idea. Because at first glance it’s not a money maker. But I ask, for whom!? It makes (saves/earns) money of my friends and clients are are themselves building alternative homes and building container homes. The question still remains: Does the business of container homes earn money?
Yes. Here’s how:
The FoxBox as originally pitched has changed and evolved. It has evolved in part because the industry is changing and I am responding to that need. Anyone with an eye on container homes, pre-fab homes and tiny homes knows this to be true.
My current projects include three exciting alternative housing developments: The Halliburton, The Superior and The DreamBuild Facility.
The Haliburton project is a wheelchair accessible cottage. This container cottage is being built in Kitchener and will be shipped to Halliburton, Ontario.
Another evolution of the FoxBox is The Superior is a multi-unit student housing.These small units feature bedrooms and bathrooms with shared communal kitchens and living spaces.
We are streamlining the building process by centralizing the construction and assembly at the DreamBuild Facility in Kitchener, Ontario.
We continue to believe and hold dear the tenets of the Dragon’s Den pitch, that housing can and should be affordable. That together, we can dream them up and we can build them. We continue to imagine and support hands swinging hammers and people sharing the joy of building their own homes.
The FoxBox Do It Yourself Container Home idea has evolved — and we are proud of its new form.