Shipping containers revolutionized the global economy, making trade possible on a scale never before seen. Now, these big steel boxes hold the potential to revolutionize urban living and design. In this series, reporter Monte Paulsen details how these containers are being refashioned into affordable, green buildings in Europe and Asia and examines how they could be used to solve North America's housing problems as well.
In This Series
Green and Affordable Homes, Out of the Box
Shipping containers hold the potential to revolutionize urban housing. First of three parts.
Is this Canada's Most Affordable Green Home?
How Victoria designer Keith Dewey transformed eight used shipping containers into an airy residence. Second of three parts.
Homeless Housing For Less
Proposals to build free or low-cost homeless housing said to be 'stalled' by the province. Last of three parts.