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...