Used Shipping Container as an Emergency Shelter ?
Shipping Container Homes can be used as storage, an office, a swimming pool, bomb shelter and homes. But what about an Container Home Emergency Shelter?
There are millions and millions of these container shells just sitting in gigantic container yards or ports all over the world? Using these cargo containers as emergency shelters for the Haiti earthquake or Japan Tsunami would have been such an economical and smart choice if only people had more of an education about these container house ideas.
This is not a new concept. It has been around for some time now. People do actually live in in shipping container homes. The military has been living in them for over 50 years. If you surf the Internet you will see lots of people living in very modern style shipping container homes. In fact, My brother went and visited a container home apartment complex in Amsterdam.
He said it was one of the most incredible things he has ever seen. He said that they were stacked as if they were on a ship, 9 high. Students were living in them.
Now, if the Military and Students are living in them, isn’t this enough evidence that they are safe and reliable? I would think so. We need to create more awareness for this possibility not only for the “NOW” but for the next unfortunate disaster that will inevitably come our way.