I have a mild obsession with prefab housing, specifically small homes built out of refurbished shipping containers.
Image of Lot-Ek’s MDU (Mobile Dwelling Unit).
Each time we run an article about small homes on the site, I get caught up in a daydream about buying land and creating my shipping container home. It’s fun to think about all of the configuration possibilities, and how I might design my structure.
If you’ve never heard about using recycling shipping containers for home construction, you should definitely check out these videos on YouTube.
If you’re like me, and already dream of shipping container living, check out the resource page from containerhomes-info.com and the ISBU blog. Finally, when your daydreams start to seem reasonable, check out companies like Sea Box and TRS Containers, which are just two of many companies that sell refurbished shipping containers in the U.S.
You also might want to check out the recent CNN article “Shipping containers could be ‘dream’ homes for thousands” that discusses how the containers can be used for inexpensive housing.
Image from the Associated Press.
Now I’m off to do a little more daydreaming …