thinglets: China’s Shipping Container Apartments

Okay, this freaks me out. I know there's something to be said for recycling old cargo containers for a new purpose. I know there's probably a benefit to many people who would be living in even more squalor. There's certainly something to finding a utilitarian planning solution to homelessness.

And all that said, I really have a problem equating humans with cargo.

thinglets: CubeLife

As much as I'm an advocate for the idea that we probably do not need as much space as we have to comfortably live, I can tell you that, being a big guy, a 10' x 10' cube doesn't work for me. After taking a look at the amenities in the proposed utilitarian housing model, I'm wondering who it would work for. Definitely not great for families. Perhaps a new alternative to Las Vegas accommodations. One could drop a cube on the back of their van and drive around the country in this makeshift permahome. Ikea should sell the kit.