Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Recycled housing?

Now here is an unique approach to providing housing that also turns out to be extremely "green," as well as human and community friendly.

Would you live in a home like these?

So, what do you think?



Anonymous said...

Love the style of "container city" in London. Not wild about indoor chain link fencing in the first video.

Most importantly, the guy in the first video said the cost of construction was $180/sq ft, compared to $200 for a conventional home. They're going to have to get a lot cheaper to catch on.

Frank Bellizzi said...

I agree with Anonymous that the price difference doesn't sound like much of a savings. If I could spend 200K on a a home, I don't think I'd go with the box for 180.

Some of the appeal here is the novelty of it. The cheaper price and the cool factor might make containers the perfect starter home for young adults.

If I'm not mistaken, containers are being used as dorms at Lubbock Christian Univ.

Kasey Lane McCollum said...

I love the idea. I agree that it will likely take more savings but I really like the style.