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Ideas for very cheap houses keep coming around and disappearing. I remember one some years ago that was basically a covered bed, promoted as preferable to a sheet of cardboard for a homeless person but not exactly a solution to underlying issues.

See what you think of these homes in unused shipping containers.

oung professionals are living in repurposed shipping containers while the homeless are lugging around coffinlike sleeping boxes on wheels.

“These two improvised housing arrangements have emerged in an industrial pocket of Oakland where the median rent has gone up by 20 percent over the past year. One, in a warehouse, is called Containertopia, a community of young people who have set up a village of 160-square-foot shipping containers like ones used in the Port of Oakland. Each resident pays $600 a month to live in a container, which can be modified with things like insulation, glass doors, electrical outlets, solar panels and a self-contained shower and toilet. …

Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Heather Stewart created Containertopia with Luke Iseman in Oakland, Calif.

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