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Shipping Container Housing Project Underway

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Here at Spratt Personal Shipping we like to joke that the shipping containers we use are good enough to eat and sleep in. Over in Detroit, Michigan (just one of the many cities we ship to worldwide) they’ve taken that thought quite literally.

shipping containerDetroit’s recent history has been plagued by financial troubles, which has resulted high unemployment rates and a degree of urban decay. Indeed, the situation was so bad that in 2013 the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. The city was estimated to be in debt to the tune of €18-20 billion.

Thankfully, in late 2014 Detroit emerged from the crisis bruised but not broken and looking to move forward. One of the innovative new projects designed to bolster the urban regeneration of the city involves the building of new houses…using shipping containers!

Spearheaded by a firm called Three Squared, who bill themselves as the leaders in cargo container construction, construction finally began in Detroit last week and, all things going well, it should be first of several larger shipping-container projects in the city.

The benefits of using shipping containers to build new houses are numerous, according to Three Squared. It’s economical, environmentally friendly, and the final constructs are highly durable and unique.

Elsewhere in Detroit a separate company are seeking to build a hotel entirely made out of shipping containers, although this project is still in the planning stage.

shipping containerAt the higher end of the market, earlier this month the Daily Mail published an article on a 3,700-square-foot home in Dallas (Spratt also ship there) built from 14 shipping containers. The pictures make for stunning viewing as the house boasts a 40ft swimming pool and a roof terrace spacious enough to accommodate 150 people.

So there you have it: shipping containers – good enough to eat, sleep, and swim in and most certainly good enough to transport your belongings all over the world. Check out the locations we ship to and the different services we offer here at Spratt Personal Shipping.

 

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