While more and more people need mobile storage units for their overflow needs, some people are using shipping containers to build homes. Kenneth R. Rosen published an article in the New York Times last year on the trend towards converting shipping containers to homes: “Building with shipping containers isn’t exactly new, but until recently it hasn’t been exactly mainstream either. Now, though, it is becoming a lot more popular, as eco-friendly practices begin to influence market trends. Containers are loved by the hip and the practical, artisans and DIY-ers, engineers and construction foremen, as they are both sustainable and affordable.”

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/realestate/home-in- shipping-container.html