Remember the good ole days when any moron with a 600 credit score able to scribble an X on a loan document could live in their very own $600,000 McMansion? Well those days are dwindling. Even though millions of these morons have been living mortgage payment free for the last two years as the corrupt clueless banks try to figure out who holds the note, they will eventually get kicked out on their asses.
But they have a backup plan. SHIPPING CONTAINERS. Have you ever driven on the NJ Turnpike past Elizabeth NJ? There are thousands and thousands of empty shipping containers piled high. We really have no need for them as shipping containers because we no longer make anything in this country to ship. A couple in Maine may inspire the new housing craze. Live in your very own 160 square foot container with all the modern conveniences, including a composting toilet (no tampons please).
Imagine the pleasant odors wafting through your 160 square foot steel palace. The possibilities are endless, as these containers are stackable, offering the opportunity of multi-level living. It’s easy to get new ones, so you can have an in-law container close by.
And the best part of living in a shipping container is the flexibility and mobility. If the shit hits the fan, just have yourself delivered to the nearest port and ship yourself to any country in the world.
I’m going to call my old buddy, Bob Toll, and recommend that he get in on the bottom floor of this gold mine. I can picture it now. Mile upon mile of McContainers in gated communities with names like Containerville Country Club Estates, Coventry at Container Commons, Container Meadows, and Coastal Container Lakes.
Couple at home in shipping containers
Each container measures 20 feet long, 8 feet high, and 8 feet wide.
One is insulated, plumbed, and wired by the couple. It boasts a bed and table that fold up against the wall, a cushioned bench seat, a sink, a camp stove, a wall-mounted propane heater, and a bathroom with a shower and a composting toilet. The other has a large storage closet and folding futon, the couple said.
“You need to use every inch you can when you’re dealing with 160 square feet’’ of floor space, Sansosti told the Bangor Daily News.
The containers sit about 5 feet apart, but the couple plan to have them moved so they’re connected.
The couple designed their shelters so they can live off the power grid. They have power-producing solar panels and energy-efficient lights that are powered by batteries, and they collect their water from a nearby stream and filter it. They plan to have a windmill with a power generator installed.
Seip and Sansosti had been considering homesteading in locations as far away as Uruguay. Seip, a Maine native who previously lived in Stroudsburg, Pa., and Sansosti, a New York City native, chose Maine so they can be closer to their families and because they consider Maine more tolerant of their unconventional housing choice.