Some time ago I heard about a city in Mexico that was using old shipping containers as low cost apartments for lower income families. At the time I was interested, but didn't look further into it. Today I found a link to the Container City website and found myself completely fascinated by what I saw. When I originally heard of this concept I thought that it was a good idea, but wondered how it would be to actually live inside a shipping container. Wouldn’t it be a little depressing? How would they do windows, doors, etc? This site showed me the answer to my questions.
I think that it is absolutely amazing that they have built entire communities using nothing but old shipping containers. Some of them don’t even look like containers when they are done. It seems to be something that has been much more popular in London than it is here. I don’t know why the U.S. hasn’t caught onto this trend, but I think it would be a great way to not only provide an alternative to cookie cutter living spaces, but to be green at the same time. Things like this just amaze me.
I always wonder what kind of imagination the people who come up with ideas like this had as children. I know that my imagination now is nowhere near a place where I could look at an old shipping container and think “I bet people could live there.” I totally want to go take a tour of one of the container cities now. (Guess I should inform the huz that I want to take a vacation to Mexico or London)
I am also amazed by Kit homes. I’m a dork, I know it. Don’t judge. Just accept it and move on.