Shipping Container builds have been a constant source of creativity in the ever-growing housing market over the last few years. They are already built wind and water tight and can be shipping directly from the factory, even going so far as to have custom cut-outs pre-ordered.
The Carr Fire, a California Wildfire that spread from Whiskeytown Lake to the City of Redding California, has displaced thousands and destroyed over 1200 structures. It continues to burn on as firefighters from all of over the country continue to fight it off.
In Meridian Idaho, a new and innovative building is being commissioned as a “small” alternative. The Meridian Library District is creating a new Tiny Library by way a used 20 foot shipping container. Plans for the new unit include windows, a front door and a roll up window on the end. These are adjustments that are going to be made on-site as the container has been moved to its’ new home.
In Ann Arbor Michigan, one hydroponic grower is creating the business Crop Spot Farms, providing mobile hydroponic farms in mobile places around the area. If you’re not familiar with hydroponic farms, they are farms that are climate, light and temperature controlled built inside shipping containers. This farm is especially unique because they are vertical growers, which means that everything they grow is grown vertically instead of the traditional horizontal growth.
Columbus Ohio is the latest scene for creative container builds. A micro-tower stands in the Downtown Metropolitan area, in parking garage. Its’ function? It serves as a parking attendant booth.