Reader hd passes on a link about shipping container homes from Urban Space Management, a group of builders in London who are building entire communities, schools, and farmer’s markets using old freight containers:
Some projects for establishing ocean communities are investigated and then given up for several reasons. One of them is the Mobile Offshore Base (M.O.B.) concept by U.S. Navy. It was considered technically possible, but too expensive. Nevertheless, working on the idea, we have developed a proposal for a seastead based on several barges moored between them.
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via OpenWorld comes the post [How to Live in a Shipping Container](http://www.been-seen.com/article.cfm?id=11083), with a number of pictures of shipping container homes:
[On a forum thread](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/forums/engineering/structure-designs/whatever-happened-shipping-containers?page=3), [Thorizan](http://www.seasteading.org/members/thorizan) posted several interesting links to cargo container-based housing.
[CNN: Recycled homes, one box at a time](http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/12/recycled.homes/index.html)
> Using containers to build homes has increasingly become a trend in the past several years because it can be cheaper and faster than using traditional constr