On Jalopnik today, there’s news of GM helping build shipping container houses in Detroit. From the story:
GM is helping to build Detroit’s first homestead made of recycled materials, which will be occupied by a college student studying urban agriculture. Since the homestead will be part of an urban-farm study, the student will serve as caretaker as well as maintain the farmland surrounding the property.
The living space is 320 square feet — 40 feet long, eight feet tall and 10 feet wide. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen.
Sounds like a great way to repurpose and rethink urban living. I also find if fascinating that GM is involved in this initiative. Have you ever listed a shipping container house? Be on the lookout for a white paper from CRT on alternative forms of housing in the near future.