One of our readers Peter Christiansen brought this shipping container home in Gainesville Florida to my attention. It was built using recycled 15-year-old shipping containers that otherwise would have been melted down because their useful life cycle was over.
There’s a total of 12 used containers that he has used for his home. Some of them serve as a porch and most others as part of the home. Not exactly tiny or even small.. But definitely green thanks to its use of reclaimed materials and solar power technology to power the home. It took 9 months to build the house. The owner is getting a LEED Platinum certification for the house because he saved so much CO2. The house has so many solar panels that it actually creates more power than it uses. In fact, his panels also power some of his neighbors’ homes.
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