24 September 2008

A new version of the American Dream: "Look, honey, our very own... box!?"


"It was a side trip through a destitute, ramshackle neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that detoured Brian McCarthy from building houses in Albuquerque to an idea to offer the very poor a chance to own a home.

His answer lies in a humble steel shipping container, 40 feet long, 8 feet wide, 8.5 feet tall.

When drawings and color pictures of the prototype were shown around a poor Juarez neighborhood, people said, 'You know it'd be like a dream to live in one of these,' Nava said. 'You know, just the thought of having nice fresh air ventilating through the house, a large bed ... a normal kitchen and a safe home that locks and closes each night was more than appealing.'"

Or, you could just go live in the back of a shipyard...

1 comment:

getmeoutofmymind said...

I guess it's a new way to recycle...

They do look decent inside. Small, but decent.