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Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

By Dwell @dwell
An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living. Slideshow MEKA Shipping Container Pop-Up Prefab in New York

The sleek 320-square-foot MEKA home, designed by Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous, when it was set up in New York. The home is made of cedar paneling, set over a steel shipping container.

Image courtesy of MEKA.

It was an almost-unheard of price point in New York: $100 per square foot for a new home. That’s what a pop-up shipping container structure that was displayed in the West Village in 2010 promised Manhattanites. The sleek, 320-square-foot MEKA home, designed by Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous and featuring 70% recycled materials, was a strong showing for prefab construction.

Consult our tips on how to buy a shipping container here.


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