This is the kind of thing Detroit, and Michigan, needs to do. We need less of the status quo, and more of anything different…

And typical of the commenters on the Detroit Free Press site, many state how they feel that reusing shipping containers for housing is really stupid, because:

  1. They are smarter than everyone else…
  2. They know all about reusing things in manners they weren’t originally intended…
  3. Architects and engineers don’t really know what they’re talking about, and your average joe knows how it really should be done…
  4. Metro Detroit is so much better than those “other places” where they do dumb things like make housing out of shipping containers…
  5. Like to poo poo anything beyond the status quo…
  6. Like the status quo…

*All but the last two are very sarcastic comments.

Shipping containers could become condos…
Detroit condo project puts discarded containers to use
Container City

May 14, 2008