As we work on the Haiti boxes (mostly assembling “flat-packed” cabinets, and fabricating the stainless steel countertops and stuff like that – for the time being)…
I thought I’d take a moment to show you HOW ISBU’s are being used, “outside” America’s borders.
I still get email from people who “don’t get it.” It still cracks me up to get email for people who talk about the “NEW” ISBU building techniques.
Container Homes aren’t NEW.
Container Homes have been around as long as there have been shipping containers. DECADES! They simply weren’t “mainstream” in America, because we had our focus set “somewhere else.” Only because of this new GREEN Movement, are they considered “NEW”, and that’s simply because now they’ve become fashionable enough to put on TV for a good rating.
There are thousands of these homes/cabins/shelters in existence outside the borders of the United States.
It’s just that here in the US, we’re kinda spoiled. We get to build whatever we want, and we don’t have to worry about costs, or labor, or um…wait… maybe we should have been taking notes…
So, I’m going to just show you how some OTHER (S-M-A-R-T) people have used ISBU’s to solve housing problems.
You’ve all seen this high-density housing project. I’ve talked about it almost endlessly;
What if you used ISBUs to build a small complex, or even a small community?
The Military does it. They do TOO! See?
What about something like this?
What if you just used a few ISBUs to build a home or two? You know, one that would blend in with the neighbors, without screaming “Mad Max Industrial Armageddon?”
Use them creatively and you can house a 100 people, a small community, a few friends and neighbors, and even (gasp) your Mother-In-Law…
These Corten Cubes are just components. Building materials. Sure… they pose a challenge or two, but think of the things you can accomplish, if you just use your gray matter for something besides fertilizing your hair!
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The last six photos are credited to: ei Sedan