June 09, 2016 - 4:30 PM
KELOWNA - A company that makes houses out of shipping containers has set one up at the Ochard Park Mall in Kelowna.
Honomobo Inc. has installed its much-anticipated showhome, hoping to nail down some more orders from people who need to see and touch the product before committing to a deposit.
Company owner Devon Siebenga says his crew craned the display unit into place in the mall parking lot on Tuesday, then spent the day putting down SynLawn and pressure washing the exterior.
“We’re buttoning up the floor right now for the media event,” Siebenga says.
Honomobo created a bit of a stir earlier this spring when they announced their container homes would not only be available in Kelowna, but had been pre-approved by city planners as a viable carriage house or principal residence that meets the B.C. Building Code.
Since then, Siebenga says the company has nailed down 16 pre-orders and is close to installing a unit behind a house on Cadder Avenue.
“We’ve got the screw piles in place and we’re just waiting for the unit to be completed,” he says. “We’ll be landscaping around it, then holding another open house, so people can see it in its natural habitat.”
Honomobo’s container units are manufactured in Edmonton, which Siebenga says is still their main market.
“We had 30,000 people go through one of our units in Churchill Square last weekend,” he says.
Honomobo is unveiling their HO2 model in the mall parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, and will remain open for sales and further viewing Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Honomobo is asking anyone interested in attending the unveiling to RSVP on the company Facebook page.
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