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12 Amazing Shipping Container Home Designs

Original post made by Sun and Sand, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland, on May 2, 2009

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This is inspirational architecture. It's environmentally astute, and it;s right at the innovative edge.

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Posted by Greener than U
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on May 3, 2009 at 1:44 am

This is inspirational architecture. It's environmentally astute, and it;s right at the innovative edge.


....But can it be approved in Palo Alto?



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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 3, 2009 at 6:56 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Working around the width restriction requires innovative design, but some have done it well. Back in the 30s, old boxcars were often converted to housing.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

The designs don't mention insulation and ventilation. It gets hot, real hot, inside a sea container.


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Posted by Sun and Sand
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 4, 2009 at 12:17 am

anonymous - it's pretty clear that the containers are insulated. INterior walls that can be seen in the photos have been insulated, and/or otherwise treated. As a for-instance, one of the designs uses innovative technology for insulation
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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

Thanks. The ecopod looks just like a small Eichler only probably better built.


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Posted by George
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm

If anyone tries to bring that crud into Palo Alto you're going to have to get past a law suit from me. What a joke!


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