I came across these really cool shipping containers made in card on Twitter and had to advertise them (for free of course!) due to knowing others out there would want one or a few as well!
Not only for those interested in things like model railways and haulage, but also its a pretty cool thing to have custom made sitting on your desk. Not sure if the company make custom made ones but sure worth asking!
At only £1.99 each I think they are well worth the money as a cheap alternative to plastic or other model types. The owner and maker of the containers says they look more real than the other types which I could see as being possible due to higher quality printing rather than trying to replicate in things like plastic.
Drop by at http://www.cardcontainers.co.uk and grab yourself a container!
Intermodal Design although putting emphasis on disaster relief for container homes as you can see here in their “stages” of construction it also makes sense for low budget housing. For me it also makes the difference between government handouts and people taking responsibility for themselves as evolving their home from what would be just a live in shipping container to an evolved home where you can’t tell its a container is what can change the perspective of many on how container living works.
Building villages in these types of units allows the whole community to develop together, it also bonds the community together as they are more likely to get involved in each others projects to complete the homes into their finished state. Which in reality is what any architect in housing development wants more than anything or should be social development and community building.