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Nov 19, 2010 6:43AM
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Might be ok for a warm clime, but not in Illinois this time of the year.
Jul 30, 2010 8:19PM
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Open-mouthed GREAT IDEA!!  I WOULD LIVE IN ONE TOO IF POSSIBLE.
Jul 30, 2010 8:03PM
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Do you want to see a real nice one in Sequoia National Park? I own one. Here is the link to a few pictures.

http://www.landsofcalifornia.com/california/?detail=&inv_id=878923

Mine was built from two Boxcars. Check it out.
Jul 30, 2010 7:44PM
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rust is not aproblem if you paint them and put sheet rock for walls and a good roof for heat.and got ac and windows.
Jul 30, 2010 7:42PM
Jul 30, 2010 6:25PM
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These would make good donated homes for Haiti earthquake victims. They are hurricane and earthquake proof, cheap and readily available. As others said, they can be made comfortable with a little insulation, drywall and ventilation.

 

Edit-Oops I didn't see the above post! Good idea War and Anti War!Smile

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This is the answer to Haiti!!!!!!! There has to be thousands of these containers at their ports that are currently bringing humanitarian supplies. Turn them into homes and get going NOW!Smile
May 22, 2010 5:55AM
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No one has mentioned any pricing of these modular homes.  I am interested in the cheapest level. What say you?  Thanks.
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I live in Nassau, Bahamas and our small school that emphasizes science and technology would be a great candidate for this concept.  However we have VERY strict "hurricane proof" building codes down here and I am not sure the government would be convinced that his form of building would be safe. Sad A CAT 5 hurricane could move or blow these away down here.  In the slideshow I never noticed any containers being used in or near hurricane prone areas.  Does anyone know what the ramifications would be in a hurricane prone area?  Is this a viable building source for our small school (140 students)? Architects and contractors out there please comment....Thanks! Open-mouthed
Apr 19, 2010 9:58AM
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container Homes are the best thing that could have happened to creating stabilized housing and affordable, safe living environments.
Mar 27, 2010 3:01PM
Mar 27, 2010 8:23AM
Mar 27, 2010 1:17AM
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Maybe they could ship a ton of these to Haiti so those unfortunate people don't have to live under a tarp.  Especially with monsoon season coming!  These are totally cool.  Makes me want to purge my house enough to fit in one of these.  Freecycle here I come!!!
Mar 18, 2010 2:22PM
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I built a home out of a 20' shipping container 3 years ago and it has been in use for the past 2 year on our farm. 
Mar 18, 2010 2:20PM
Mar 18, 2010 1:02PM
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A friend of mine is doing this in Arizona.  Their company is called Upcycle Living and I have been through their model in Phoenix and it does not feel like a trailer!  It feels like a normal house on the inside, but I guess you could finish it out like a trailer if you wanted to. You can also put whatever exterior siding on it to hide the container if you wanted so you would never even see the container.  

I think it s a great idea and could definitely live in one, only if the real estate market would turn around and I could sell my house!

http://www.facebook.com/UpcycleLiving?ref=ts
Mar 18, 2010 11:52AM
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I believe these are double wides?!?!? I guess with the economy the way it is, we are all tightening our belts. but let's call a spade a spade.
Mar 18, 2010 11:29AM
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This would make a great project for civil engineering students.  Take a series of containers, convert them into living spaces and then live in them during your next school year.  Every year you would get a block of living pods-- that could be disassembled and used elsewhere or even kept for cheap student accommodations.  You learn most from real life projects.

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