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Cozy Shipping Container Home Interior

More shipping container homes ideas: http://www.prefabcontainerhomes.org/

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Self-Driving Cars and Shipping Containers

The most wonderful and most terrible things about new technologies are their emergent properties. The latest example is, of course, Fake News On Facebook; who would have thought that connecting everyone via social media would lead to wildly divergent narratives of (so-called) reality? And yet here we are. But if you think social media is messy and weird … just wait until we get self-driving cars.

This isn’t a non sequitur, I promise: you can now buy an entire house from Amazon for $36,000 http://amzn.to/2zrbfIG plus shipping. ($3,750 to California, apparently. Not eligible for Amazon Prime.) It’s a one-bedroom abode which started life as a (brand-new) shipping container, but it has a shower, sink, toilet, appliances, and kitchenette, all hooked up to to external sewer, electric, and water connections. Luxury it’s not, but it’s yours for less than I pay in rent every year in San Francisco.

I’ve long wondered why SF and NYC don’t have Tokyo-style capsule hotels. It turns out those were banned in San Francisco in — wait for it — 1909, on the grounds of fire safety. Then came zoning and mandatory off-street parking rules, which still persist. And the battle over California’s ongoing housing crises rages, as the well-off in low-density, high-value regions across the state (and, really, the nation) battle the evil YIMBY forces who wish to turn American cities into unlivable dystopias like … er … those well-known metropolitan hellscapes Tokyo, Barcelona, and Paris.

But as desirable as such a fate might be, I can’t help but wonder if at least a cohort of Californians, and others in nations with good roads, might over the next decade or so leapfrog housing reform, which after all moves at the speed of molasses, into a far more interesting emergent form of accommodations: self-driving houses. How hard is it to put wheels and a Tesla motor on shipping-container houses, add a few storage tanks, and just drift from place to place, hooking up for water / sewage / electricity as and when needed?

Read more in Techcrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/15/self-driving-cars-and-shipping-containers/

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Shipping Container House by Cristina Menezes Arquitetura e Decoracao

This project allows you to have a 30 sqm house inside shipping container with kitchen, dining table, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

More pics: http://www.prefabcontainerhomes.org/2017/07/house-inside-shipping-container-by.html

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Hostel Container Cabo Frio, Brazil

More container homes: http://www.prefabcontainerhomes.org/

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Off-the-Grid Shipping Container Home by Studio H:T

Location: Nederland, Colorado
Year: 2010
Area: 1500 square foot
Photography: Braden Gunem

More pics: http://www.prefabcontainerhomes.org/2012/06/green-off-grid-shipping-container-home.html

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24ft Container Home by HyBrid Architecture

Built in a single 24ft container, this prefab shipping container home is designed as a remote retreat or self contained backyard cottage. Expansive openings allow the space to fully embrace its surroundings. Unit's area is 192 sq ft with a bathroom, galley kitchen, built in storage, room for beds and flex space. In this version of the HyBrid prefab containers range, a pull out couch turns into a bed and a fold down wall unit becomes even more sleeping space. The kitchen and all of the furniture were sponsored by IKEA. The bathroom is a glass-walled area with sleek modern Duravit fixtures.

More pics: http://www.prefabcontainerhomes.org/2012/08/prefab-container-home.html

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