Shipping containers recycled into Tiny House Concept Adapted 2 days ago   12:46

Kirsten Dirksen
Real estate broker Jeff White dreamed of transforming used shipping containers into affordable housing. Laughed at by the first architects he approached, he began to work on his concept using a 40-foot-long, 9-foot-6-inches-tall and 8-foot-wide container in the driveway of his Salt Lake City (Utah) home. Being "busted" by a city inspector became the needed publicity for his project and soon after the Salt Lake's mayor was behind him and helped to ease the permits and inspections process.

After two years of transformation (including plans, groundwork and permits), what began as two forty-foot high cube containers is now a light and airy 672-square-foot house. It's not dirt cheap- the Sarah House (named for a San Francisco homeless woman whose makeshift home inspired White) is currently on the market for $135,000 (and only to low-income buyers)-, but that price includes a lot of hidden costs. "I spent 40 thousand dollars for the lot and then the infrastructure underneath it, getting the sewer, water lines, probably an additional 25 thousand dollars. So you can see where I'm at, the house is still coming in at 55 to 60 thousand dollars." White thinks with time and economies of scale, he can bring the costs down.

Sarah House: http://crossroadsurbancenter.org/projects/sarah-house

Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: http://granolashotgun.com/

Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/shipping-containers-recycled-into-affordable-salt-lake-home/

Comments 1979 Comments

Kate Lily
$100k is too expensive; but the space and layout is very appealing.
Maureen Callahan
love it
fatty fatty
Absolutely awesome I would do that be nice to buy one like that
Sarina Glover
On the roof that left natural in particular climates condensation can build have thought of spraying the truck lining paint on it. Because a person who built out a van did that to their roof and it stop the condensation and mold issue during winter months
michael m Roberts
no it can be done lot less6.000 a box
Lisa Guthrie
The world needs more people like this guy!
R v
Wouldn't the sweet corn batting insulation attract rodents and other critters?
M Soto
NOT WORTH NO 100.000 SUCH GREEDY PEOPLE IT WILL NEVER CHANGE WITH PEOPLE. THIS IS NOT NO CITY HOUSE & THIS IS METAL/STEEL OR ALUMINUM OF COURSE IT AIN'T GOING TO CUT EASY IT'S A LITTLE WORK BUT STILL NOT NO HOUSE BUT IT'S WAY BETTER & IT WON'T GET BURNT UP AND YET PEOPLE STILL WANT TO CHARGE A WHOLE LOT OF FUCKING MONEY GREEDY ASS PEOPLE ONCE AGAIN THIS IS DIFFERENT AND NOT NO REGULAR HOUSE SHOULD BE WAY CHEAPER AND AFFORDABLE DEFINITELY BUT NOT WITH THEM .. BUILT YOUR OWN BOX OR TINY HOUSE MOST DEFINITELY
claudermiller
I love the look and layout. I'm single, 62 years old. This would be perfect for me.
Laurence Bajao
wow i want one!
Monorom Krich
I can feel all these ideas flooding my brain because of this😅
Irislorikeet
Well done. Not a boring moment in your presentation. I fell in love with the neighborhood. Chickens.....I raised my own many moons ago. Nothing like a fresh egg. So, I am in my late 50's and have been going back and fourth from Tiny Home to Container home. Im on a strict budget. Low income and ready to buy. However I live in Florida. Almost thinking about contacting him. Salt Lake City. Had no plans on moving there, but why not. No children or grandkids. Just me...I do have the freedom of leaving.
Going ALL Electric
Fantastic simple design.
Surizaday RRey
I loved.
Mariea Hunter
I would love if this was introduced in Jamaica. I would pay to build one for sure. Great design skills.
John Parpuet
what is the cost ?
sky watcher
That is simply beautiful
CHELLE BELLE
Love this house
solatiumz
I really like the style of windows and doors that you have used, and the outside panelling on the area near the front door/porch on the Sarah model.
NK CHANEL
Wow

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