Recently, I was contacted by a guy who read my new book;
“Introduction to Container Homes and Buildings.”
NO! He wasn’t demanding his money back! Stop that! 😛
He told me that he actually enjoyed my book, and that he was inspired by it. That’s mail I LIKE to get!
Craig Moorhouse, from up in the Great White North, showered me with (mostly undeserved) praise, and then shared one of HIS ISBU projects with me.
(I know that he says this, because I stole it right from HIS blog!) 🙂
“I put a number of projects on the back burner to rework an old container home idea. The inspiration for this project came from the architect and shipping container (ISBU) visionary Alex Klein. I purchased (made a donation to) his new book “Introduction to Container Homes and Buildings” Contemplating Corten Castles from his website https://renaissanceronin.wordpress.com/.
Al has been working at designing and building affordable green homes using ISBU containers since the late 70s. For those of us who see the potential of building affordable, energy efficient, appealing homes from recycled shipping containers – Alex’s new book ( and the larger one pending) is exactly what we have been waiting for. I’ve seen resource materials on ISBU building that is short on the “nuts and bolts” of construction knowhow and other material that offer grand architectural visions that will offer very little to those who want to build a home and not be a slave to large mortgage debt.
Today it is very rare and welcome to see an architect that has dedicated a good chuck of his life to designing and redefining “homes” and making it easier for the rest of us to own one. I hope this is the first step towards a more standardized approach to building with Containers.”
Craig (who isn’t an architect, he’s more like an ISBU Savant) has some really interesting ideas about how ISBUs will change housing.
And, he’s attacking it from another angle, one seemingly lost on some architects and designers who are trying to get ISBU buildings into play.
He’s using COMMON SENSE.
I’m betting that if we all “arm-twisted” Craig, he’d get up enough courage to write a guest post, explaining this 480 square foot “ISBU Tiny House” to you.
So Craig, I’m calling you out. If you’re tough enough to live in the Tundra, you’re tough enough to write a post describing your visions for ISBUs. Am I right?
Or, are ya skeeeeered?” 😉
And… If YOU, Gentle reader… are interested in ISBU housing, or even just learning more about what the nuts down the street might be building in their garages…
I urge you to hit that Blue book cover at the top of this page, and pick up your copy today.
You won’t be sorry.