The town of Haines, Manitoba, is gearing up for a new house construction step, which will allow residents to enjoy the local lakes and lakeshore in a way that isn’t possible with the current building standards.
Haines has been struggling to find a way to house its growing population.
It’s been a problem ever since it was granted an economic stimulus package, and its population has increased steadily.
“It’s just going to take a lot of work to make sure we have enough houses for the people,” said Hainse resident Susan Rolfes, adding that the town already has about 25 different types of homes in use, but has been unable to find homes that fit the needs of the community.
The town of about 9,500 people was approved for $15.7 million in economic stimulus funding last year.
It has had to turn to other projects to provide enough housing, including building new homes in the town’s backyard.
That project, which is still in the planning stages, will see the town create the first house in the new neighborhood.
The new house will be the towns largest, and will be constructed on land that is used for a lake in the area, said Houlihan Smith, who oversees the project.
The house will have three bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to Smith, adding the town will use local materials to ensure it is the best quality possible.
The city will also be able to lease the land to the builder for the construction, according the town.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2018.