Leslie Horn realizes it sounds nuts. The CEO of San Diego-based developer Three Squared plans to transform 93 of those hulking overseas shipping containers into the first container-built condo complex in the U.S. Construction on the four-story, 20-unit Rosa Parks project (artist’s rendering at top) is set to start this fall near Wayne State University in downtown Detroit.
Horn said “cargotecture” cuts housing construction costs in half; trumps traditional construction for strength, durability and versatility; and offers recycling for millions of steel cargo containers that arrive at U.S. ports each year. The SpareFoot Blog talked with Horn about the advantages and challenges of living spaces made from shipping containers. → Keep Reading