[FoRK] Durable, cheap housing

Bill Humphries whump at mac.com
Sun Sep 20 01:59:07 PDT 2009

On Sep 19, 2009, at 11:11 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:

> These could be a great basis for hurricane-proof housing.
> Whatever official ordered those toxic, substandard, ridiculous  
> housing units for Katrina victims missed a great opportunity to spec  
> emergency housing built from quickly converted shipping containers.   
> (Making kits for that seems like a good business.   Perhaps a kit  
> that could be used either for a lightweight plywood house or to  
> convert a shipping container with the right holes.)

An acquaintance installed four shipping containers on concrete piers  
on a parcel she bought up north of Wine Country. She's using it as a  
retreat and may end up retiring up there.

-- whump

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