Did you know that shipping containers are very useful for living in as a house? They can withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and all sorts of disasters. They are cheap and readily available all over the world. Here are some great examples of what you can do with a shipping container:
The video below shows a very cool weekend retreat created by a couple of architects as an educational tool.
The next video shows a time lapse view of constructing a house of a more typical size out of shipping containers. It didn't take long!
Next is a short clip showing how shipping containers are used for student housing in Amsterdam.
Finally, this last video is somewhat long, but it shows all the possibilities of shipping container living that have already proven successful.