Gallery: PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in W...

Many of the home's doors, windows and other materials were purchased from Build It Green!, a resource for salvaged building supplies in Astoria.

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  1. Rob Pittman July 16, 2014 at 3:00 am

    I was looking forward to looking through this article but found I was disappointed with the home. It literally looks like it was chucked together and is a bad advertisement for container homes. I myself live in a warehouse I have converted and think I understand the challenges of turning industrial into a home and they are many. However this looks like it just happened.

  2. jedics May 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    no insulation = unlivable without spending insane amounts of money to heat and cool. How the hell did they get council approval for this?

  3. ssculptor March 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I like this idea and I am pleased that the couple persevered and finally got a PO from the DOB.
    The DOB should be encouraging different and innovative types of construction, not throwing road blocks in their path.
    Maybe the couple can start a firm that will produce buildings of this type for others in New York City.
    Ho-ray for them!
    Stephen

  4. laluna7 December 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Michele,

    I am actually looking to build a shipment container home myself in the city. Would you be so kind as to contact me? I am very interested in speaking with you before I move forward. My email is laluna7@gmail.com.

    Luna

  5. Tim Smoak September 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Do you sell the design, I would so buy it. I believe in a greener today for a better tomorrow.

  6. homebuilder April 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    My hat to you guys. I myself have persue this type of structure
    for about a year and I\’m in the process of designing one myself.
    I can tell you, it WILL NOT BE IN NYC. Dealing with DOB is the most fustrating as you already found out. What trouble me the most is the lack of vision and any expertise this so called inspector and city planers have in the subject of urban planing.
    Again, congratulations on your achivement.

  7. sspsyd April 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Having seen how difficult it can be to get through the bureaucracy of NYC for approvals of some pretty basic construction projects including a rather conventional renovation of a Manhattan apartment, I applaud this unique accomplishment!!

    Congratulations!!

    PS: I\\\’m curious what the material of the shipping containers is made of and how they have managed the changes in temperature in this structure.

  8. helshire April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I think this is great and a nifty idea. I would not be surprised if this idea catches on in NYC and attract others to help design thier home. It is so expensive to live in NYC, you can literally just work to pay rent/mortgage.