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2012-11-23 Economy
Home Sweet Home Shipping Containers
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Posted by Dale 2012-11-23 10:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [512 views ]  Top

#1 Offshore living quarters greatly resemble shipping conainers with bunks and a seaworthy door.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-11-23 10:24||   2012-11-23 10:24|| Front Page Top

#2 But will those walls stop a bullet? They are supposed to be erected in Detroit, after all.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-11-23 10:56||   2012-11-23 10:56|| Front Page Top

#3 For a fraction of the money spent on this, there could be an ad campaign urging people to move somewhere viable. The same people making the ads urging illegal aliens to sign up for food stamps and welfare could be engaged. They understand the target audience...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-11-23 11:20||   2012-11-23 11:20|| Front Page Top

#4 You could buy a pile of Grayhound bus tickets to NW Dakota for the price of one of these, and there are lots of jobs there (and you'd still get to live in a shipping container.) Only problem is you have to be willing to work hard and able to pass random drug tests.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-11-23 12:58||   2012-11-23 12:58|| Front Page Top

#5 SMALL shipping containers. Often referred to as "dog kennels" by the occupants - not much larger than a kennel, either :-). Usually set up in old warehouses and hangars. Cost effective for the Army. Demoralizing for those on duty.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-23 13:07||   2012-11-23 13:07|| Front Page Top

#6 Golly gee wiz, what's old is new again. Maybe we can call it Cabrini-Detroit.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-23 13:55||   2012-11-23 13:55|| Front Page Top

#7 CHU (containerized housing unit)

Better than a tent I assure you.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-23 16:25||   2012-11-23 16:25|| Front Page Top

#8 I own two of these actually (plus a slightly smaller "off spec" container I use for a shop and a 1000 square foot "pig reefer" I use for food storage). I think think they should work fine. An 800-square-foot living or work space is small, but not unlivable. And they should be bullet proof enough for what gets tossed around in Detroit.
Posted by Secret Master 2012-11-23 16:26||   2012-11-23 16:26|| Front Page Top

#9 The problem with that Detroit project is that it will be done with "other peoples money" and using union labor. Also they are making the same design mistake of cramming a bunch of people into one location. Any savings generated by using the steel of the containers will be lost in the spiff up process and the following maintenance nightmares.
Posted by Vortigern Hupoluse1541 2012-11-23 18:57||   2012-11-23 18:57|| Front Page Top

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