Every year at this point, young people with the Whistler dream in their hearts arrive in the valley. While many have secured employment, far fewer have found a home to move into.
Options are scarce and usually quite expensive. Perhaps now may be time to dust off the old worker trailer camp solution.
When I moved to this valley as a bright- eyed teenager, the first place that I called home was a shared bedroom in the “ghetto” trailer complex in the Creekside parking lot. It was dry, somewhat warm and a place where I met lifelong friends.
Trailer camps have solved the housing crisis for many seasonal workers around the world. They are cost-effective, quick to assemble, and for many, a godsend.
Even the Gondola Village “condo complex” in the Creek is effectively a stacked trailer camp. They may not be pretty, but they are an efficient solution to a very serious problem affecting many people and businesses in Whistler. Just saying.