Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Three Words You Almost Never See Together: Shipping; Container; Home

Back in 2011, I posted about unusual offices and housing being built from used shipping containers.

You know, the rectangular metal boxes used to ship consumer goods around the world. Sometimes by rail, sometimes by ocean freighter. Stacked high on their journeys to different ports of our world, these containers are finding many new applications and they wear out or no longer meet specs of the shipping industry.

Which gives resourceful builders, and creative investors, an alternative to traditional stick, brick and mortar construction.

Small apartment building constructed with used shipping containers

As Americans are even more enamored with recycling than ever before, I present you an updated look at "shipping container living." I'll be posting soon about updates in shipping container office and commercial development.

You will be surprised!

Without question, I would personally consider this approach as a possible alternative to a tiny house from a kit, or a stick built cottage.

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