From reality TV shows to housing policy debates, shipping container homes have been a hot topic for a while. However, these homes are much more difficult to construct than you may expect.
It’s easy to believe that housing solutions are solely technological, but many barriers to housing are caused by rules surrounding homebuilding, not by construction. Furthermore, many of the ostensibly advantageous characteristics of shipping containers turn out to be more problematic in practice.
Phil Edwards of Vox spent a night in a shipping container home to explore how the reality of creating one compares to the sensation of living in one.
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