An addition to the list of companies converting shipping containers into modular homes is Danish architectural firm Arcgency, which allows buyers to customize their homes as to size, layout, design, and interior. Gizmag tells MHProNews the shipping containers are stacked two-high with a sloped roof to catch the sun for solar panels, and feature high ceilings, lots of natural light and open space on a predefined framework of 1,937 square feet. Water is collected on the roof for toilets and housecleaning, and the walls are lined with 13.8” thick insulation, making it suitable for cold climes. The outside of the modular home is covered with a bamboo facade, and it can also be made to withstand earthquakes.
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