There are so many different applications for shipping containers. The worldwide surplus of unused shipping containers as well as their many beneficial features make them perfect for use in building and construction. They have been used for disaster relief (ie. in the wake of Haiti), permanent/temporary shelter, schools, medical clinics etc.
Da rua se vê a casa através do portão de aço (jet calhas) vazado. Encaixada nos fundos do terreno de 8 x 35 m, ela ocupa toda a largura disponível, mas libera o recuo frontal, de 15 m, para o jardim e a garagem. No térreo, as instalações hidráulicas da cozinha coincidem com a prumada do banheiro e a caixa-d’água.
A daybed and a swing in Laurie and Bruce Rabe's kitchen for relaxing (and their younger, handicapped daughter loves to swing so they installed one in the kitchen since they spend a lot of time there) - the mural of flowers was painted by Laurie Rabe