From: Eric Bland, Discovery News
Published April 7, 2009 10:39 AM

Shipping Containers Converted Into Homes

With the housing market down and foreclosures way up, building a new home might not be the first thing on people's mind, but a Salt Lake City-based company has a new kind of home in mind.

Gorilla designs is working to turn idle shipping containers into affordable, high quality homes to last a lifetime.

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The company was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, said Roi Maufus of Gorilla Designs.

"After Katrina, we realized that normal houses and traditional materials can't stand up to global warming and the new storms that will come with it," said Maufus. "We wanted to make something that could stand the test of time."

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