UofG Students Win York Region's Make Rental Happen Challenge

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

For Dan and Kyle Foch, thinking outside the box means living inside one. The two brothers won York Region’s Make Rental Happen Challenge in June. They took home the top prize of $5,000 for their idea to help alleviate the affordable housing shortage by creating homes from shipping containers.

Dan, a fifth-year bachelor of commerce student specializing in real estate and housing, and Kyle, a first-year bachelor of landscape architecture student, applied their classroom learning to a real-world problem, while learning from each other’s disciplines. Kyle designed the layout of the containers, while Dan focused on the economic and legal feasibility of alternative housing.

View full article in At Guelph

To view the judges’ comments on their winning proposal, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUCeLRXszDQ

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