GM helps turn a shipping container into a home
GM (GM, Fortune 500) has teamed up with a sustainable agriculture group to build what it calls “the first shipping container homestead” in Detroit, complete with a working farm.
But it’s far from a “Little House on the Prairie.”
This home is made from a shipping container donated by the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, GM’s partner in the project, while the bulk of the building supplies will be supplied by the automaker.
In fact, 85% of the home’s materials will come from scraps collected at GM plants. For instance, it will be insulated with sound-proof car insulation, while plywood from large shipping crates will be used on the interior walls and Chevrolet battery cases will be repurposed as bird houses and planter boxes.
I have a friend who has made his office out of a shipping container, they are basically free, so many goods coming IN to this country, and so little going out….