30 Transitional Housing Units
Built from Repurposed Shipping Containers
As homebuilders, we have a responsibility to provide diverse housing solutions for all citizens – especially our community’s most vulnerable.
In 2020, Aryze brought forward the idea of Tiny Homes Village as transitional housing solution that would provide 30 temporary homes built from repurposed shipping containers. Together with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, we launched a crowdfunding campaign to make this idea a reality.
The pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us. But for some, particularly the unhoused—and the soon to be—it has magnified existing stresses.
A housing affordability crisis and a mental health epidemic have been exacerbated by the pandemic and as a result, shelters closed, leaving many without a home, requiring them to live in tent communities in parks throughout Victoria.
In collaboration with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homeslessness, we launched a crowdfunding campaign in December 2020.
We were seeking $500,000 to construct a community of 30 transitional housing units built from repurposed shipping containers. In less than three months, we raised over $500,000 from more than 580 individual donors.
Crowdfunded in less than three months time
Individual donors including local citizens
Each of the Tiny Homes have been constructed to highest standard of comfort.
Local architect D’Ambrosio Architecture donated planning and urban design services for the project and RJC Engineers offered structural engineering and building enclosure services, all to ensure these homes are to the highest standard of liveability for the residents who have spent the last year living outdoors in inclement West Coast conditions.
940 Caledonia Ave
Bed, Wardrobe, Fridge
Washrooms & Shower, Office & Common Space, Storage, Communal Garden, Bike Parking
Thank you to the citizens & small businesses of Victoria. 580+ individual donors, helping us raise over $550,000 in less than three months.
Discounted GC Fee, Labour Contributions, Monetary Donation
Off-Site Construction Staging (for metal fabrication, framing and insulation)
D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism
Planning & Urban Design Services
Structural Engineering and Building Enclosure Services
Donn Mann Excavating
Excavating and Backfill
Coastal Heat Pumps
Heat Pumps Supply & Install
Mike Geric Construction
Big Wheel Burger Community Foundation
Dodd's Furniture & Mattress
Victoria Shipping Containers
Shipping Container Supply
Biophilia Design Collective
Home Lumber & Building Supply
Building Material Supply
Broadmead Care Society
Side Tables & Wardrobes
RestWell Sleep Products
Exhaust Fans Supply
The Painting Dept.
Dave Spiers Plumbing & Heating
Plumbing & Gas
S. Laursen & Son Draperies & Blinds
To integrate with the larger context of the North Park neighbourhood, the exterior walls of the Tiny Homes Village display mural art created by three local artists—Kay Gallivan, Lydia Beauregard and Caitlin McDonagh.
We’re an integrated home building, development and urban planning team committed to increasing the quality of homes and communities in Victoria, BC.
Using traditional building methods, innovative construction technologies and intelligent design, we deliver thoughtful living environments to people who will call Aryze homes their own. In our commitment to building healthy resilient communities we realize projects that create a lasting impression and shape our city in a positive way.
From greenspace and transit corridors, to the public realm and private homes, we’re advocating for a city with a healthy sense of space and place.