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People In Vancouver, Where No One Can Afford To Live, Are Making Condos For Goddamn Cars

What even...?

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A company in Metro Vancouver is selling "luxury automotive storage condominiums" so rich people can have a fancy place to store their fancy cars.

The Trove development in Richmond is set to be completed in 2019 and will have 45 luxury car condos available. Hungerford Properties, the developer behind the project, claims that most of the units have already been reserved. In a press release, the company describes Trove as offering "a discreet gated-community with cutting-edge security" to keep the cars safe.
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The Trove development in Richmond is set to be completed in 2019 and will have 45 luxury car condos available. Hungerford Properties, the developer behind the project, claims that most of the units have already been reserved.

In a press release, the company describes Trove as offering "a discreet gated-community with cutting-edge security" to keep the cars safe.

Yes, that's right. You can now buy a swanky condo for your sports car(s), located conveniently in the most expensive housing and rental market in the country.

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The units start at $600,000, with four different design packages available (including luxury Italian furniture).

If you don't want one of the packages, you can get a customized unit, with things like kitchen space or a bar. Because who doesn't want to hang out with their car in a glorified garage?
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If you don't want one of the packages, you can get a customized unit, with things like kitchen space or a bar. Because who doesn't want to hang out with their car in a glorified garage?

Luxury condos for parking cars, folks.

According to the most recent census figures, the median income in Richmond in 2015 was $25,842. About one in five Richmond households is considered low-income.
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According to the most recent census figures, the median income in Richmond in 2015 was $25,842. About one in five Richmond households is considered low-income.

This is real life.

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Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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