Standards of Living Lower – Shipping Container Homes



Standards of Living Getting Lower – Shipping Container Homes

But Washington Post says it’s a good thing…

PHOENIX (AP) – A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.

The structures usually used to transport cargo have been transformed into eight apartments. Scuff marks, old serial numbers and shipping company logos remain, but a look inside each unit reveals a 740-square-foot modern home.

 “It doesn’t even feel like a shipping container. It’s also insulated really well,” said Patrick Tupas, who is in the Air Force and along with his wife signed a one-year lease for $1,000 a month. “It just feels like a regular apartment.”

There was a downside, he said – passers-by asking questions and sometimes pressing to see inside their home.

Housing and retail projects using the containers have popped up in recent years in Las Vegas, Detroit and Washington, D.C., as developers and cities try to cater to millennials and baby boomers who want to live closer to the cultural offerings in urban hubs.

Read More:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/29/shipping-containers-offer-welcome-homes-in-phoenix/


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