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The Bronx has a new housing proposal with a unique twist in the works. The Gold Key Group, a real estate company in New York, is working on creating an entire affordable housing development made of shipping containers. Their focus is in the northeast section of the Bronx where affordable housing is needed.

The decision to create a project of this magnitude using shipping containers came from the containers being quality made, cost effective solutions for building materials.


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According to the Farm Bureau Federation, the juggernaut of agriculture trade is up. A record-high $21 billion trade surplus in has hit in agriculture commodities, the highest it’s been since October 2008. Continuing a trend in surplus that hasn’t seen a decrease in 60 years.

Sustainable growth is an imperative for farmers in the U.S. As import costs rise, Americans are finding alternative ways to locally grow. One of those innovative ways is through shipping container farms. Using a 40 foot shipping container, something Cherokee West can offer, container farms, otherwise known as Terra Farms, offer the ability to use less water- as low as 5 gallons for specific kinds of growth such as kale, lettuce and strawberries. They can do this by using hydroponics which can be used much more efficiently within the controlled environment of a shipping container.

The tiny house movement has exploded in the last 5 years. What started in rural populations has expanded to residential areas and is quickly becoming one of the newest ways to build affordable housing.Tiny houses have a large following with minimalists. In an attempt to decrease the clutter and get rid of unnecessary consumerism, minimalism has established its place among the tiny house crowd as a way to change your way of thinking and lifestyle, thus improving quality of life....

Shipping Containers for Hurricane Sandy What good would containers for hurricane Sandy victims do? Our hearts reach out to those affected by the storm. From the west coast we can only watch our TVs, and listen to our radios and imagine what it must be like to be any one of the families or persons […]

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