Would You Live in a Shipping Container?

by Ron & Lisa Beres on March 6, 2014 · 3 comments

Would You Live in a Shipping Container?

We had the pleasure of visiting the newly revamped and uber-trendy section of downtown Las Vegas, NV called Container Park. An extension of Freemont street, this was funded by former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, as part of the Downtown Project; a community revitalization project to instill a sense of community and pride in what previously was a pawn-shop-laden, sketchy part of town. It’s a sustainable shopping experience that boasts boozeries, coffee bars, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, entertainment and even rooftop decks. But what makes this spot one-of-a-kind is that the entire structure is comprised of shipping containers. You read that correct. And, shipping containers aren’t limited to sin city. In fact, they’re making waves as affordable housing alternatives all across the globe. Would you live in one? Before you judge a home by its container, find out what makes this green lifestyle so affordable.

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Michael Hockam May 19, 2016 at 7:06 am

Would love to have the experience of visiting Container Park in Las Vegas to check it out how sustainable the area is and the great promotion of sustainable living options providing by the reuse of cargo/shipping containers. Might have to borrow that infographic as it really gives an ideal insight into the life cycle of a shipping container and the typical facts related to shipping containers. Really encouraging to see the world is shifting towards more sustainable living, and the amount of endless


Ron & Lisa Beres May 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Thanks so much for your comments Michael! Yes, a trip to the Container Park in Las Vegas is worth the effort. We agree, it is so refreshing to see people shifting towards more conscious living and smarter choices that will benefit all of us and of course the future of our planet.


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