MI - Shipping container house in Royal Oak

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    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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