The first time I ever heard about someone living in a storage container was during the 1970s. Some guy was teaching people how to be "hobos" and ride trains across the country for free, as well as how to live in the containers when they were parked in a rail yard. I wanted to find that fellow because I did a lot of hitchhiking back then and thought catching trains might be a fun adventure. That didn't happen. But fast forward a half-century or so, and now people are buying used containers from China for a few thousand dollars each and converting them into apartments and homes.
SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY