Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

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supervioletrays
Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

Hey, they're cheap to live in... So is a shipping container so bad? From CNN:

 

McCarthy, 30, and three partners, Pablo Nava, 22; Kyle Annen, 23; and Mackenzie Bishop, 22, have made a prototype out of a standard shipping container that hauls goods worldwide -- a 320-square-foot home with a kitchen, bath with toilet, sleeping areas, windows and a bright blue door. The exterior is painted with a white epoxy coating that has light-reflecting properties to prevent the sun's heat from penetrating.

Each small house includes hookups for air conditioning, ventilation, electrical and water systems -- and the units ideally could be set up in small communities to make accessing utilities more efficient.

The house faces two constraints: designing in only 320 square feet and keeping the price to around $8,000 to be affordable for the average worker at maquiladoras, manufacturing plants in Mexico along the U.S. border, McCarthy said.

 

   

Hot2na
Re: Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

i've reviewed several in some of my home decor magazines. once you are inside, there is no sign of being in a cargo shipment container. truly innovative and outside-of-the-box thinking!

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CritterKeeper
Re: Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

And they make high end homes also...

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Vash the Stampede
Re: Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

that house looked sorta modern.   pretty cool.

PhOeNiX_OaSiS
Re: Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

 Its actually quite awesome! It's like ghetto fabulous. I would so get one if I could find somewhere in new york to put it! I guess I'd have to buy some land first.

 

 

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