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BWB NEWS 10/27/2017

Burning Man camp repurposes shipping container shelters for fire victims

Hundreds of miles from Burning Man’s Black Rock City, a group of converted shipping containers used each year to house festival attendees has been delivered to a private lot in southwest Santa Rosa with a new purpose: housing people displaced by the fires that raged through Sonoma County this month.

In all, 75 people can live in the seven converted containers trucked in Wednesday, said Lee Merschon, who designed the structures like tiny homes, replete with beds, shelves, electricity and minifridges in each of the living quarters.

They were placed on a lot owned by CannaCraft founder Dennis Hunter, who donated the space when he heard about the effort.

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