The structural integrity of the recycled shipping containers allows the designers to cantilever the hous over the bluff and maximize the views to the river.
That move saved 45 percent of the cost. The containers themselves plus a transportation fee cost about $2,000. If they had built the structure from scratch, it would have cost an estimated $7,500. The labor was less intensive; the containers were ready 24 hours from the time they were ordered. Plus, the modular nature of the shipping containers lend themselves to stacking in the future.