I am extremely keen on this idea as we have started Hydroponics here in Cebu,Philippines and although sunlight isn’t an issue or heat often what is here is theft. Having lockable units may be the solution for that problem as prices in the Philippines for food are often inflated. We seem to get the lower grade stock at the same price people are paying for high grade in UK supermarkets. But back on tangent I do think they are onto something with the idea although likely more useful for government buildings such as schools and hospitals as a provider of good quality food than general population use. May yet to be proved wrong mind!
Over the years I look at different ways lands are taxed and how much space we actually use. Lets face it most of the space around us we are taking up we mainly use for walking and wouldn’t it actually be better that it was outside and a nice garden area rather than a tiled large kitchen floor for example?
On top of that reducing the square footage can no doubt reduce your taxation and in many places planning permission isn’t needed for a container as its a movable structure. My question should be why aren’t more people living in shipping containers?
It offers a storm proof home and if built off the ground is also above flood levels in a lot of cases for people thinking of the extreme circumstances. At the same time if constructed correctly natural cooling and heating can cut costs or even if heated and cooled via other means the reduced space means reduced bills.
So why live a shipping container simply doesn’t only come down to financial and life choices but also the fact we have a growing population that will continue to need more food as well building shipping container homes can actually reduce the square footage people take up at the same time allow more space for growing foods or other resources that may be needed/wanted.