12-25-2015, 09:40 AM #1
MI - Shipping container house in Royal Oak
House built of shipping containers goes up in Royal Oak
Ian Thibodeau, Grand Rapids Press 10:01 p.m. EST December 24, 2015
Royal Oak — They’re easing people into things at ModEco Development.
The 2,250-square-foot home that went up in Royal Oak looks like a new house with big windows and a modern design packed with sharp right angles.
At first glance, it might even be hard to tell a large part of the new home is made out of recycled shipping containers.
ModEco partner Drake Boroja said five 40-foot containers and two 20-foot containers were used to build the house. It’s taken about a year to finish, because when they started, ModEco fabricated the shipping containers on-site in Royal Oak. It was their first time building such a structure and they were checking themselves at every step along the way...
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