LOL, Kat. Much cheaper Plus, while filling with air the space can also be used for storage
To bad that usually shipping containers are made of low grade cheap Chinese steel and they will rust like hell,…
Altho if you are willing to accept cheap steel, maintain it, etc, you can build a 24×24 space enclosed in 16 gauge steel in the $5000 ballpark, and it will be 3000 lbs lighter than a shipping container, have 80% more floor space, and the floor space won’t resemble a 1960′s mobile home. Even if it becomes an even match in weight when done, it’s still a more useable floor space and there’s almost twice as much of it. Plus the shipping container is a “here it is” 4 ton proposition, while you can put up the 60 lb 4×8 (or larger) steel panels like 4×8 plywood. An average 24ft pontoon boat can carry large portions of thin 4×8 steel out of a seastead for construction, while it cannot carry a 40ft shipping container anywhere but to the ocean bottom. But your mileage may vary, batteries not included.
Spark, yes there are, and you have seen them before on my website, and we have discussed them in #seasteading on freenode.net. I have not built the 16×16 or 24×24 steel house because right now i 1) lack the place to put it, and B) lack the money to build it. Plus i have two boats under construction already, it’s winter here, and there’s other distractions.