The trailer park as eco-mecca

The Sustain MiniHome, a line of sustainable and off-grid pre-fabricated homes designed in Toronto, is highlighted in a recent Guardian article on "reinventing the trailer park" as a model for green development:

[Sustain Design is] partnering with trailer park owners in Canada to transform older parks into those perfect ecotopia villages, with MiniHomes replacing the formaldehyde models ... the goal is to return the parks to as close to their pre-development incarnations as possible, through habitat restoration, de-paving of surfaces to improve groundwater quality, and rainwater collection. Thomson also envisions organic gardening; community solar power, wind turbines, and electric vehicle fleets; even organic grocery delivery and pet waste compost collection areas.