“If you’re going to do this thing, you might as well announce it’s a container.”

Living in a shipping container

#Environment

Fri, Sep 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The New York Times brings to attention the work being done by Steele House, a company that turns shipping containers into homes, much like the one in the image above. The houses are sturdy, cheap, environmentally friendly, and practical, but don't give up on comfort.

Building with shipping containers isn’t exactly new, but until recently it hasn’t been exactly mainstream either. Now, though, it is becoming a lot more popular, as eco-friendly practices begin to influence market trends. Containers are loved by the hip and the practical, artisans and DIY-ers, engineers and construction foremen, as they are both sustainable and affordable. And used 20- or 40-foot containers can be obtained for as little as several hundred dollars apiece, so it’s not surprising that some industry professionals consider them the future of home building.

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