Old shipping containers tuned into eco friendly cabin

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Here’s a novel way to get yourself an eco friendly home. Paul and Scott Stankey, of hive Modular, got themselves a couple of discarded 20-ft long shipping containers for $800 each and over the course of 9 mine years, turned them into these stupendous rustic cabins at a total cost of $15,000! The brilliantly solid cabins feature a sleeping unit, a kitchen as well as a storage room making them a perfect housing solution created from recycled materials.

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The cabins currently stand on foundation piers, though I’m sure an innovative mind could see the potential for using discarded truck tyres as a foundation for them. The Stankey’s have plans to make the design available as prefab cabins ready for sale at some point in the future which, I dare say could be a great option for relocating disaster struck population or even a handy second home in the mountains or by the beach!

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Source: Haute Nature