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Container Homes Find Niche in Hawaii

Interest in houses made from shipping containers has been rising in Hawaii, where these inexpensive homes' designs can range from studios to multistory apartments.

"Consumers using shipping containers in Hawai'i typically are moving to or from this island state. But a new trend in architecture and an old trend in high housing costs are leading more people to move into the containers themselves.

Building homes out of shipping containers - referred to by one design firm as 'cargotecture' - has been embraced by a growing handful of architects and developers around the world in the past several years.

But recently, there's increased interest and effort to produce container homes in Hawai'i as economical living quarters from a recycled product."

Full Story: Thinking inside the box

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Niche

In Hawaii, they would say, "puka".

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