Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A house built of shipping containers

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Innovative architects are taking recycling to a new level by turning used shipping containers into homes that could provide a solution to Canada’s social-housing crisis.

Although the articles main focus is Shipping Containers as Social Housing Construction Alternatives I believe it's a brilliant concept that may be adapted to Income Property Construction particularly because additional rental units would be so easy to add in the future. Lets say you buy a property and erect a 3 unit Shipping container Income Property. Depending on Zoning and hight regulations, which you can look into prior to construction, the possibility exists to simply add on more units at a later date due to the stackable nature of shipping containers. Thinking outside the box is key when dealing with Income Property construction.