Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

Green Building: Using Local Materials

Container HouseIf there’s one thing we have plenty of in the Meadowlands, it’s shipping containers. They are considered something of an eyesore around here. But there’s a trend I’ve been following for several years now: using them to construct buildings. I’ve seen shipping containers converted into rural schools, emergency relief housing, and luxurious vacation homes. Talk about recycling! I just came across this article and thought I’d share in case you’ve never have heard about container buildings. Perhaps you’re getting ready to build your retirement home…or maybe you’re an entrepreneur who sees a great opportunity using locally available materials.

Container House 2See more container houses here.