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8 eye-catching shipping container homes

Feb. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
Mobile Dwelling Unit

Photo: LOT-EK

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Mobile Dwelling Unit

LOT-EK, New York, N.Y.

Many shipping container homes are stacked and linked together to create more living space. That’s not the case with the Mobile Dwelling Unit, a proudly single-decker shipping container home that avoids the claustrophobic “long but narrow” syndrome by incorporating pop-out elements that extended from the 40-foot long, 8-foot wide core of the home, accordion-style. If and when the home is in transit, the elements — kitchen, bathroom, reading nook, bed, desk, sofa and storage space — fold back into their slots.