Here's a strange article I came across. You know those shipping containers that come from China with all the stuff we buy? OK, maybe not just China, that's just a dig because 95% of what I buy now is made in China J. Even some of the food I'm buying is from China, but I digress.
I guess it had to happen sometime, and sure enough it did. They've come up with a way to reuse these containers as housing. Yes, HOUSING!! At first blush I thought "What a stupid idea, who wants to live in a metal box!". That was until I went and looked at the photo gallery of Shipping-container homes make the leap from weird to viable.
These architects have come up with some extremely creative ideas. My favorite is the home pictured to the right, which is a vacation home in Maine. Although I wouldn't want mine in Maine as everyone who knows me knows how averse I am to cold weather and snow!!
One thing that comes to mind is that you wouldn't have to worry about termites, however, rust could be a problem. Hmm... maybe there's an opportunity to undercoat these babies, like they do cars J.