Post by High Priestess on Nov 30, 2016 18:16:32 GMT
Housing in the Bay Area is expensive. So, various creative explorations are underway about how to cut down on the cost of housing. One of those methods seems to involve making public streets into new housing tracts -- something that is unfortunately quite possible, given the fact that some cities in the Bay Area -- notably, to my knowledge, Oakland -- have made it legal to live in a vehicle on public streets. I think it won't be very long before Oakland has to wise up to the problem that this foolishly permissive law will give rise to...namely that the public streets all over the city will become colonized by people living in a variety of types of vehicles, including, now, shipping containers on wheels, possibly parked right in front of your house.
Shipping container homes, or “box homes” as aficionados call them, may soon be parked on city streets in Oakland. At least that’s the goal of Luke Iseman, who helped found “Containeropia,” a shipping container community. Now, he’s living in a state-of-the-art container he designed, complete with bamboo floors, wood-paneled walls, a tin ceiling, a platform bed, a kitchen and bathroom. The container is on wheels, and parked outside a warehouse in West Oakland.