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Yes, Sovengard.   A few years back, someone had the idea for a shipping container "food court" in Eastown, where the Eastown flats are now.   

This whole movement has been around for a while.  I Really like the idea of recycling these into different uses.  

 

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I could have sworn there was an ArtPrize entry that was a single shipping container structure of some sort.

 

But I also would love to see more places here utilize them, especially as cheap housing options or as a replacement for existing trailer parks

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9 minutes ago, GR_Urbanist said:

I could have sworn there was an ArtPrize entry that was a single shipping container structure of some sort.

 

But I also would love to see more places here utilize them, especially as cheap housing options or as a replacement for existing trailer parks

"Containment" was an ArtPrize entry in 2013. It was a Shipping Container that opened up into a Bar.

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1 hour ago, Pattmost20 said:

"Containment" was an ArtPrize entry in 2013. It was a Shipping Container that opened up into a Bar.

I think you can see that bar here. Or something like it -  Bar Lee and Birch

I do think that are some regulations that the city has, I had a friend looking into it but could not get approval for residential.

 

 

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This article today in the Free Press made me think of the discussion in the Wealthy thread a month ago about shipping containers but since that thread has moved on I decided not to post it there.  And I'm not posting it in the Affordable Housing thread because even though the article mentions affordable housing once, this particular container house in Ferndale  isn't what most people think of when they use the term affordable.  So I dug up this old thread from last year to post the article to:

Free Press: shipping-container house sprouts up in Ferndale $450K 

This just re-enforces what I said last month in the Wealthy thread - these aren't at all cheaper than a comparable stick house, so what's the point. 

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22 minutes ago, walker said:

This article today in the Free Press made me think of the discussion in the Wealthy thread a month ago about shipping containers but since that thread has moved on I decided not to post it there.  And I'm not posting it in the Affordable Housing thread because even though the article mentions affordable housing once, this particular container house in Ferndale  isn't what most people think of when they use the term affordable.  So I dug up this old thread from last year to post the article to:

Free Press: shipping-container house sprouts up in Ferndale $450K 

This just re-enforces what I said last month in the Wealthy thread - these aren't at all cheaper than a comparable stick house, so what's the point. 

Not that long ago there was a company claiming total build cost minus land was $130 per Sqft, at that price it completely makes sense. These are priced at $250 per sqft, my guess is they think the value is in the land.

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25 minutes ago, elcelc said:

Down the road from Ferndale is this one in Royal Oak.  Obviously the finishes here are top notch. I'd like to see cost of container vs cost of flatbed full of 2x4s to get a better idea of real value here.

http://thecasaclub.com/royal-oak-shipping-container-house/

A new stick built home with those finishes is probably $200 - $225/sf not including the lot. 

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3 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

A new stick built home with those finishes is probably $200 - $225/sf not including the lot. 

 that equals less than $100/sf.   New homes are typically way more than that right now.  

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2 hours ago, jthrasher said:

 that equals less than $100/sf.   New homes are typically way more than that right now.  

Huh? No it's $200-$225/sf for the home. Then add in the lot cost (since lot prices are all over the board). 

So a 2000 sf home with those levels of finishes = $400- 450,000. On a 75000 lot = $475000 - $525,000. 

Granted that shipping container home has way higher finishes than most new homes. 

 

 

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On 3/20/2019 at 4:52 PM, walker said:

This article today in the Free Press made me think of the discussion in the Wealthy thread a month ago about shipping containers but since that thread has moved on I decided not to post it there.  And I'm not posting it in the Affordable Housing thread because even though the article mentions affordable housing once, this particular container house in Ferndale  isn't what most people think of when they use the term affordable.  So I dug up this old thread from last year to post the article to:

Free Press: shipping-container house sprouts up in Ferndale $450K 

This just re-enforces what I said last month in the Wealthy thread - these aren't at all cheaper than a comparable stick house, so what's the point. 

Just an update.  The Free Press today in a follow-up article reports that the Ferndale container house sold for $415K:

Free Press: follow-up shipping container house Ferndale  

Obviously a tolerable but substantial drop from what they were asking.  I kind of suspect a very good profit margin was built into the original list price with the builder pricing it hoping to catch someone who wants to live in a trendy new style house but no one bit at the original price.  The builder probably still did alright at $415K.  

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