In a country that’s more likely to call a taxi, it might seem a bargain to buy a house for a couple of hundred thousand dollars.
But that’s not the way it works for many people who want to move into a place with no pets, no electricity, and no air conditioning.
The problem is that in the Greater Toronto Area, there are no laws against people living in houses for money.
But for some people, like Joe and his wife Jane, it’s a difficult choice.
“We can’t just buy a place, we have to live there,” Joe says.
“There’s no way we’re going to have any kind of home that we want to live in.”
A $50,000 home can seem like a bargain for some