Where would we live if we suddenly became de-industrialized, as Armenia became de-industrialized after the fall of the Soviet Union? If our factories deserted us? If much of our infrastructure fell into disuse?
We would convert whatever we had. Live in the shells left behind. In old railway carriages:
In containers once used for exporting our products:
and metal boxes once used for road-freight, now not needed. We would paint them and hang curtains:
Of course many live much better than this. But those who claimed and converted these artifacts of a lost industrial era also live better than many: