Anyone thought of taking an old overseas shipping container and making a house out of it?
I've seen where some people do it leaving the container basicly intact and loading it on a ship and taking it to foreign countries, putting it on a transport trailer, and going off with a place to live free for extended periods.
We even did it at the salvage yard except the truck and container bodies became storage units.
Truck bodies are cheaper than the containers but much more flimsy the containers are VERY well built and while they have a steel bottom the inside floor is usually wood...often cedar...the reason being wood is moisture absorbant for whatever moisture is in the product helping keep things dry. (new containers have a small screened air hole or two..too many people suffocated trying to sneak into the US in sealed containers).
We used to have a TV repair shop nearby that was made from a 45 ft trailer body. Set on concrete footers and the back facing out. The rear doors remove and the opening framed out with a wood wall that had a Door and Window to one side....the whole shop was 8 foot wide. Had electric, A/C, and skylights and used the restroom for the auto body shop next door (same property).
Non sea worthy containers can usually be had for a grand or two. Big business now renting them out as temporary storage units.
Operated for probably 25 years until they widened the road and the city took it out.