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Home, Sweet Shipping Container, Home: SLC Builder Stacks Steel Boxes To Fill Affordable Housing Gap

While certainly not typical residential listings, these rentals are part of a new downtown development aimed at addressing an affordable housing shortage with a novel twist: used shipping containers.

“Inside will look like any apartment that you’ve ever been in,” said Rod Newman, owner of Eco Box Fabricators, the Salt Lake City-based company behind the container-turned-apartment. “We can make the exterior look like anything. It can look like stucco. It can look like brick. It can look like slat.”


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