Man’s Radical Idea to Transform Cruise Ship into Homeless Housing is getting a Lot of Attention

At this modern age, many extraordinary things were invented and many surprising ideas came out just to make the world we live in a comfortable place to stay. Usually, these ideas come out with doubt, whether it will work or not.

One radical idea came out from a local entrepreneur, Ken Capron. This strange idea may sound absurd, thus, requires a lot of studies and investigations.



The ever expanding city of Portland, Maine, USA has been experiencing the growing pains of every blossoming city – and that’s an increase in rent. The cost of living in this place has been escalating; and though affordable housing is taking a hit, many are still homeless and suffering from the effects of high rent payments. And this is where the idea of Ken came in.

Ken Capron has an odd idea that he thinks is the solution to the problem. He wants to buy an old , abandoned cruise ship and fix it up to provide adequate housing solutions to the people who need it; and the ship will be docked permanently so there would be no problem as to the site of the housing.
Ken expounded further, “We’re looking at four populations: the homeless population, the low-income population and immigrant population who all need housing. They all need job skills training. We would offer that on board.”


“The ship would be rejuvenated, completely repurposed, and split up into five different decks to accommodate different needs.” Ken continued to explain. “Each of the decks would be equipped with no less than 100 housing units offering ample living, learning and working space that doesn’t need additional land. The infrastructure would require updates and the creature comforts of home would need to be renovated, but all the necessities are there like pools, gyms, etc.”

Mayor Ethan Strimling, the City Mayor expressed his thoughts with mixed emotions upon knowing the idea of Ken Capron.

“I have no idea if it is the craziest idea I’ve ever heard or the most brilliant idea, but what I like about it is that he’s coming up with creative ways to figure out how to build housing in the city of Portland.” commented the mayor.

This estimated 5-100 million dollar project suitably named as “Hope Harbour” has still plenty of factors to consider, however,  If this amazing idea will come to life, many homeless will be given hope to finally found an abode that they will call as their own.
Click on the video below to know more about this unusual yet very sensible idea.