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Shipping Containers Home

How would you like to live in shipping containers? Might sound crazy, but the house pictured is just that -- seven recycled steel shipping containers, recycled to create one eco-friendly home. Bernard Morin and Joyce Labelle, an architect and his wife in Ste. Adele, Quebec, built this 3,000 square foot home for only $175,000 -- saving them about $225,000. And now Morin hopes to make a business out of the design. The home, built in a Cubist style to accommodate the sloping setting, is resistant to rust, mold, termites and fire.
Is this the wave of the future? Would you buy one?


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Container Homes

08/21/2009 10:04 AM 697295a

I would definitely buy one. Since we first saw the beginnings of using shipping containers for buildings, we were intrigued, especially since it is so inexpensive. We were thinking about using a few for a garage.

This home that Mr. Morin designed is actually quite nice and you may not even know it was made out of containers.


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