Originally Posted by Crycket
I think it is a great idea!...Ppl live in trailers...and really...isn't a trailer just a spiffy shipping container?
Trailers are designed with living in mind, i.e., they're insulated and built to be that way. Most are not steel, rather aluminum which doesn't transfer temperature as good as steel.
Shipping containers are built for strength. The ribbing for strength has space wasted to the outside that if built for living would be used for insulation. Metal buildings are cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
From a standpoint of needing a lot of sturdy roofs fast I could see where these would fill a need.
From a standpoint of recycling I think the steel could be put to better use.
From a standpoint of "green", mining metals vs growing trees and energy waste are my big questions.