31 Mar '12, 10pm

Off-Grid Container Cabins from $15k

Opposition to container homes is widespread but their acceptance is gaining. Zoning and planning is a problem especially due to the minimum sq/ft requirements for a single family and multi-unit homes. This defeats the purpose of container living: small, well highly efficient, well-designed, off-grid (partial) space. Two 20′ containers creates a nice living space of only 320 sq/ft. – a bit tight but livable (esp. when a deck/outdoor space is considered). Municipalities like their fees, permits, inspections and especially the taxes on utilities. Imagine the shortfall if everyone had solar/wind power and didn’t need a utility? That is a huge loss of tax revenue.

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/11/off-grid-container-cab...

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