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A Canadian Guy Built The Coziest Home Out Of Shipping Containers And He Has No Bills

Simple living, eh?

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Builder Joseph Dupuis works at Algonquin College in Ottawa as a researcher on renewable energy, fittingly. He told BuzzFeed Canada you could essentially disassemble his home and move it on a truck.

Shipping container homes aren't a new innovation, but his dream cabin in the woods is entirely self-sustainable and portable.

The home is completely outfitted with a heating and cooling system, and nearby solar panels power it year-round.

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There's even a standing shower. There's no water supply directly attached to the home, but he'll borrow his neighbor's, which he'll flow into the house from a holding chamber.

Dupuis has lived there for two years, but recently listed the home for sale for $58,000 CAD, plus shipping costs.

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With the shipping costs, if a buyer wanted the home in, say, New Mexico, Dupuis could get it there.

He told BuzzFeed Canada that he thinks anyone could adopt a more "simple living" and be able to live off the grid.

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Joseph's currently collaborating with schools in his area to equip young people with the knowledge and tools to build eco-friendly and self-sustainable dwellings themselves, but he believes anyone who wants to simplify their lifestyle, could.

"It's very, very simple living," he said. "Take out the utilities and mortgages...it's about community. That's the most important thing to me."

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