Home: Eleven Amazing Shipping Container Homes
If we’re talking housing affordability, well Australia has a bit of a crappy record at the moment. This recent piece by the ABC says that we are reaching crisis point, and that we’re going to run into all kinds of problems a bit further down the track when retirees are forced to rent (when previous generations were living in the home they’d paid off by that stage.)
It’s all a bit upsetting really. And we need a rethink about housing altogether. I’m all for setting up new style communes, where groups of people buy up parcels of land and build separately (but together!) I think the benefits of having a little community, sharing the financial load and creating bespoke spaces are pretty obvious. But I am a bit of a hippy like that.
I know this is a complex problem, and there’s no ‘quick fix’, but perhaps these container homes would be a good place to start? Sort of like a repurposed version of a kit home, these ones are super fancy and totally innovative. It think they’d work really well as part of a mini community… And we’ve got to start somewhere, if we’re going to address the housing crisis and build affordable homes. Do you think this is a good place to start?
Would you live in one of these amazing container homes? Or do you have some bright ideas of your own about innovative housing?