Shipping Containers Could Provide Housing Relief in Haiti
Designed for short-term emergency occupancy, the shipping containers, which can withstand both hurricane-force winds and quakes, would have holes cut in the sides to provide light and air circulation and then would be covered in brightly colored ceramic paint. Wooden pallets would be turned into bathing areas, large tires into beds, and metal drums into gardens to provide food.
Each container has about 310 square feet of space, which is about the size of many SoBe efficiency appartments we've visited, and the flat roofs allow for stacking to create more housing.
[Inhabitat: Shipping Containers Could Provide Disaster Relief For Haiti via CoolHunting]