Simple Shipping Container Home in Corrales New Mexico

PFNC Global Communities of Corrales, N.M converted this container.
Full story here:
"McCarthy, 30, and three partners, Pablo Nava, 22; Kyle Annen, 23; and Mackenzie Bishop, 22, have made a prototype out of a standard shipping container that hauls goods worldwide — a 320-square-foot home with a kitchen, bath with toilet, sleeping areas, windows and a bright blue door. The exterior is painted with a white epoxy coating that has light-reflecting properties to prevent the sun's heat from penetrating.
Each small house includes hookups for air conditioning, ventilation, electrical and water systems — and the units ideally could be set up in small communities to make accessing utilities more efficient."
posted by transfag1 on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - link to this photo

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Thu, January 22, 2009 - 11:12 AM
This is what draws me to shipping container housing -- functional, practical, AND affordable, not those artsy-fartsy exists-on-paper-only designs whose end product costs as much or more than a traditional house.

Thanks for sharing!

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