If you've ever wanted to live in a box, this is your best bet. Plans are in the works for 26 condos to be built completely out of shipping containers in the Rosedale neighborhood. In September 2014, Washington, D.C. got its first shipping container homes in Brookland, completely made out of recycled materials. Recently, three developers presented their plans to the ANC 6C Economic Development and Zoning Committee to build Washington, D.C.'s second set of shipping container homes on the 1600 block of Kramer Street, NE.
Here is how each of the developers' proposals broke down, as reported by District Source:
Manna, Inc.'s proposal entails 10 two- to three-bedroom houses with one parking space for each in the rear of the property. There would also be four units of affordable housing.
Neighborhood Development Co.'s proposal includes 13 flats with two units in each, totaling 26 units. Two units would be offered at 50 percent Area Median Income (AMI), eight would be offered at 80 percent AMI, and the rest would be market-rate. Each unit would include two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
For Mi Casa, Inc., they proposed 12 three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom homes with one parking space for each in the rear of the property. 10 of the 12 units would be affordable housing, with the last two being market-rate.
· 26 Shipping Container Units Proposed Near H Street, NE [District Source]
· D.C. Gets First Apartments Made of Shipping Containers [Curbed DC]