Neighbors Uncomfortable About ISBU Shipping Container Homes
Wow!… Here we go.. There are always going to be some people out there in the world who are not happy about certain things. This does make sense because we are all different and have dissimilar interests and personalities. With that being said, I can understand that if a neighbor is uncomfortable with another neighbor having a house, right next to them, colored pink, with shinny lights, music coming from the ceiling and animated figures moving around all over the place but an ISBU shipping container house? Come on!
Most of these homes made from ISBU Containers ( now days ) look very modern and stylish. In a matter of fact, some of these container homes look better than their counterpart standard wooden home neighbors. So, what is the problem? Maybe there is a slight jealousy or maybe they wished they had a cheaper home made from an ISBU shipping container like their neighbor.
Non-the-less, lets talk a bit about this one article which came from Tucson Arizona: Going green might help protect the environment but some midtown Tucson residents have a problem with a new house being built out of an old ISBU shipping containers.
It’s a two-story home near Mountain and Prince made of the stacked metal containers. Some neighbors say it’s an innovative move towards eco-friendly design. Others call it an eye-sore. “It’s totally inappropriate for a 1950s ranch house area,” says neighbor Tony Peeters. “This was very thoughtless not to at least contact the neighbors.” Developer Jason Anderson of Anderson Workshop LLC says the home will look much different when it’s completed two weeks from now. He provided artist renderings of what the final product will look like with an outside covering. “It’s intended to, you know, shield the sun from hitting the containers, but it’s basically like a smooth contemporary steel box,” says Anderson.
There are also health concerns about these shipping containers that are treated with chemicals to prevent contamination in the shipping process. “They’ve been sand-blasted, recoated and primed. If there is any kind of materials or traces of that stuff it’s been removed.”
Anderson insists this contemporary eco-friendly design is the new direction in housing. Peeters admits change can be difficult. “We always have to adapt to that,” says Peeters. This is being forced upon us.” Tucson City Council member Karin Uhlich represents the area of Mountain and Prince. She says she’s been getting a lot of calls from neighbors who are not happy with the house. Uhlich has encouraged the developer and neighbors to sit down and talk it out.