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What's your opinion on housing needs being met based on renovating shipping containers?

The idea of using shipping containers for practical, living purposes has developed a lot of interest here in B.C., Canada. By adding a few home appliances, a window or two and a door to a basic container unit, it seems to be very welcomed as they are less expensive, secure and durable. I almost think it'd cure the homeless situation.

Asked By: - 9/27/2010
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Such a unit would be price-wise, sturdy, need lots of insulation and make a desirable substitute for the old technology of Mobile Homes or the euphemism, "manufactured homes... More
Answered By: corynne - 9/28/2010
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I actually thought about using two, welded together, and burying them on a place I used to own out in the desert. The plumbing had me stumped, as I had no water.
Answered By: Bungholio - 9/27/2010
 
Can't meed code standards for a housing unit in any jurisdiction I am familliar with in the US. Canada is Canada.
Answered By: wizjp - 9/27/2010
 
The city of North Charleston, SC used 3 or 4 and made a demo house, showing how it could be done. I think someone still lives in it. You'd never know it was containers when you drove by.
Answered By: horsinround2do - 9/27/2010
 
to be added also. I wuldn't personally want to live in one, which is why I actually work, but for the homeless, it beats living in tents or on the streets.
Answered By: compcon - 9/27/2010
 
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