Beautiful Empty Homes
is a crowd-sourced project that aims to focus on the many homes in the city that are under-utilized. The blog asks residents to submit photos of empty homes in their neighbourhood and people seem happy to do so, concerned about vacant homes providing homes for rats as well as a fire risk and overgrown gardens. The most serious side to the website is a call for empty homes to be used to house homeless families, students and others who may not be able to find accommodation in the city.
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A blog on Tumblr highlights the many attractive properties in Vancouver that are currently sitting vacant.