Other than the tiny house
, no form of experimental, eco-friendly housing seems to capture people's attention quite like the shipping container house. Last week, metro Detroit's second house built from shipping containers was completed in Royal Oak (the first, located in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood, was finished this summer).
MLive's Ian Thibodeau writes
, "At first glance, it might even be hard to tell a large portion of the new home is made out of recycled shipping containers," though the 2,250-square-foot, three bedroom home on Rochester Road is composed of five of them.
ModEco Development, the company behind the container house, tells Thibodeau that in addition to being stronger and safer than conventional houses, its design costs 10-15 percent less to build.
Cheap materials, however, don't translate to cheap prices. Thibodeau reports that the house has already sold for a whopping $430,000.
Read more about the Royal Oak shipping container house and in MLive