12.09.2007

I want to get me one of these...


Sport and I (mostly not sport) are thinking about long-term housing plans. This might just be in the mix. Seriously.

10 comments:

Sport said...

oh I'm not necessarily against long-term housing. I just like to be light on my feet.

LK said...

Put down the Dwell magazine...that's good...slowly...careful...

B said...

Oh, this is supper cool! I want one too.

Now if we could just find land here in the islands and keep the containers from rusting right before our very eyes...

Doc Mara said...

I am SO busted, B!

Doc Mara said...

Sorry, LK, YOU have unmasked my proclivities.

I mean...have you SEEN the video where the designer talks about these things? It's just...so...cool.

Would you like to drink the punch?

Doc Mara said...

Oh, and I'm guessing these things are pretty resistant to ocean wear and tear, since they are designed to live on ships. But who knows?

Anonymous said...

How expensive is that for your part of the country though? Seems like it would be pretty pricy, without a lot of resale value.

-DC

Doc Mara said...

I'm guessing that it will be around 150k or so without the land. That seems like a lot, but really isn't too bad when you look at the prefab market.

I'm not too sure about resale, although being the first/only to have one of these things might actually help it hold its value. Not that resale value is a huge thing for us. We're more stoked by the fact that we'll be getting a pretty sweet space without further trashing the planet as badly, since these are recycled shipping containers.

Plus the standard model is pretty much what sport and I imagined as a dream home.

B said...

Doc mara said... "Oh, and I'm guessing these things are pretty resistant to ocean wear and tear, since they are designed to live on ships. But who knows?"

Hey! good point. It didn't occur to me. It would be interesting to find out how long have these containers been in use and what it their half-life in the shipping world.

LK said...

It does go without saying though -- it's a cool idea. We are equally enchanted with the new generation of prefab (Prefab 2.0?).