A council has enlisted the help of contractors to create new temporary accommodation out of shipping containers.
The homes have been designed to meet the same buildings standards as traditionally constructed affordable housing out of shipping containers.
The scheme, funded by Cardiff Council and the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme, will see Cadwyn Housing Association work alongside Willis Construction, Tony King Architects and Lion Containers to build the 13 new homes.
Work is due to start on the site this month. There will be seven two-bedroom homes, comprising a 40ft and a 20ft container, and six one-bedroom homes, made from a 40ft container.
Designed to maximise space, each will unit will benefit from solar PV, a sprinkler system, and private and communal amenity space. The two-bed units will have direct access to a fenced garden so children have a safe space to play and the first-floor one-bed units will all have a roof terrace and a front door.
The build is expected to take 20 weeks and the units can be moved to an alternative location in the future, either all together or in smaller groups to different sites.
Site preparation works are underway, with delivery of the containers scheduled for June.
Cadwyn Housing’s chief executive Kath Palmer said: "We need to find new ways of providing safe and secure accommodation for our homeless families in Cardiff and this project provides much needed temporary housing whilst a longer term housing solution can be found."