Print HEADLINE: Vacant shipping containers given new life on land
Links to two of the companies mentioned in article -Mainly an "experiment" at this time, the homes have the potential to take off in the industry,
David Cross, founder of SG Blocks, a company that modifies containers at 17 U.S. locations, says there are about 75 homes nationwide using shipping containers.
Because they are made of steel, container houses would hold up better than traditional homes in areas prone to natural disasters, said Kent Pipes, president of the Affordable Homes Group, a non-profit organization based in Mount Holly, N.J.
The containers also could be transported to areas after a disaster to provide temporary housing to affected residents.
SG Blocks: http://www.sgblocks.com/
Quik Build: http://www.quik-build.com/
Would you live in one ?
Do you think that something like these could be assembled in your fair community ?
The article even mentioned a housing project for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada.