CityCaucus.com has received exclusive photos of the latest brainchild of Vancouver's Farmboy Mayor. After a brief meeting between his GCAT and HEAT committees, it was resolved by the group that the City initiate a "green homeless plan." After being bombarded by bad news for weeks, including tepid reaction to his $45 million pedestrian/bike toll bridge, Hizzoner set about regrouping his action teams.
Concerned that this would be yet another closed door, public consultation-free program from the Vision Vancouver council, Robertson chose to float the GCAT/HEAT green homeless shelter by the City's EcoDensity steering committee before announcing it publicly. The result of these combined commitees' work is shown in the above image.
Our City Hall source explains what Gregor's Treehouse, as it has been dubbed, is.
- The roof contains a garden, natch. By planting salad ingredients it's hoped that the tenant will have a reliable food source, as well as the benefits of a high fibre diet.
- A grey water system allows a resident to freshen up in the morning. An optional sterno fuel cannister can warm up the water in the bucket.
- Small shelter space, good for one lying in fetal position. HEAT committee members insisted on at least 3 windows which have slightly increased the per unit cost.
- Chicken coop underneath (Councillor Reimer's idea). Can anyone say Free Range?!
- Mail slot (self-explanatory).
- Portability allows owners to put the shelters in Vancouver's laneways, a recommendation of the EcoDensity team.
It's hoped by Mayor's office staff that the novelty of the GCAT/HEAT treehouse will distract Vancouverites who are currently annoyed with the No Consultation Council™.