It's believed to be the first home of its kind built in all of Minnesota, and it's causing quite a stir.  A home built entirely out of metal shipping containers.  It's all part of a new initiative, (The Minneapolis Homes Program) in Minneapolis for contractors to build affordable homes.

Introducing 2434 North Irving Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was built with 40 to 50% less lumber than a traditional stick built home.  Paragon Builders used 5 giant shipping containers to build the home.  It does have an unfinished basement and a double stall garage in the back.  The home is beautifully landscaped and looks very modern on the inside.  The builder of the home says this is a glimpse into part of the future of home building.

The home is listed at $280,000 dollars.

A classic case of taking something old and making it new again.

I spoke with a friend of mine who's a contractor in Bismarck.  He doesn't believe we have a home like this in North Dakota yet either, but he would be surprised if we see one sooner, rather than later.  You can build these homes faster (typically in 6 months or less).  North Dakota has a growing population and with plenty of shipping containers laying around, it only makes sense.

Shipping Container House



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