Armenian family celebrates beautiful new home after two decades living in metal container
The stories of Armenian families living in domiks — metal shipping containers provided by the Soviet Union as “temporary” homes after the 1988 earthquake — are unfortunately common across the country. After the fall of the USSR, Armenia regained its independence but not its economic power. As a result, many families have spent decades living in these metal shipping containers.
Fortunately, the stories of families moving out of the containers and into simple, decent homes also are plentiful as The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has now helped more than 1,000 families do just that. Fuller Center Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan says that the latest family to realize that dream — the Badalyan family in the Amberd village of Armavir region — is the “embodiment of resilience.”
Click the link below for the complete story of the Badalyan family’s long journey home.
Badalyan family home dedication
Photos courtesy Fuller Center for Housing Armenia