A local architect and developer is making plans to provide affordable homes using recycled steel shipping containers.
"Arnie Stalk believes you only have to look to the ocean to find part of the solution for the Las Vegas Valley's growing affordable housing crisis.
The Las Vegas resident, who's a partner in a development firm and an architect and urban planner by training, wants to convert cargo containers carried on ships and rail into single-family homes. Stalk also said the steel containers are perfect for emergency shelter in dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado or tsunami, not only in the United States but worldwide.
Stalk is working to build the prototypes of his Instant-Built House in Las Vegas as part of a joint venture with his Metro Development Group and not-for-profit organization, SHARE, which he set up for projects such as this.
Stalk has been working with North Las Vegas on getting his Instant-Built homes approved for use in that city. There are several infill lots that are available for the affordable housing, he said."