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May 9, 2007

"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things ... it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future." --Steve Forbes

Thinking Outside & Inside The Box

This takes a little outside-and-inside-the-box thinking. What looks like and lives like a house is actually a shipping container. "I call it my bunker," says Rosalynn Kearney of her container home. Used to import almost everything we use and wear, shipping containers are now a new concept in affordable housing. The containers are claimed to be hurricane-proof, fire-resistant. Increasingly too expensive to ship back overseas empty, these steel boxes -- which can be as large as 20-by-48-feet -- are stacked high, sitting in ports around the country. There are as many as 300,000 containers, by some estimates. And they're cheap -- ranging from $500 to $2,000 for an unused container. Pictures of this form of creative housing, along with more details, are here.

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