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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.

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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.

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Cargotecture has found a voice in Cedar Rapids where investors set their sights on a different kind of project. Tiny homes built from 20 foot units have become increasingly more common by those looking for a pre-made structure to create a minimalistic living space. But what sets this Iowa home apart is its sheer size.

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Deep in the woods of Northern New York, on a 14-acre plot of land sits a black micro-cabin built to create a peaceful getaway for those looking to escape.  What makes this escape unique is not only its’ picturesque location, but its’ tiny indoor living space. The micro-cabin is built from a 20 foot shipping container and serves as a one-of-a-kind vacation rental that is featured on AirBnb.

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Pop up shops aren’t just for small, local businesses anymore. Like we mentioned last week, Nike has gotten in on the action by creating a small, mobile pop up shop that traveled all over the country last year.


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