New apartments made of recycled shipping containers host open house

In Corktown, there's a housing complex made entirely of shipping containers.

What started out as recyclable shipping containers is now a three story model unit called Trumbull Squared. And the whole process took just three months.

"It's going to show off their cargo architecture and the possibilities of what is to come,"  said Jan Dijkers of The Loft Warehouse. 

Three Squared Incorporated is behind Detroit's first residential shipping container project.

Located at Trumbull and Pine, this model unit will be used to sell other units for the company's developments in Midtown and Corktown.

A look inside reveals what living inside a shipping container could be like.

"It satisfies a lot of the modern demand for loft-style living," said Dijkers. "You're going to see the exposed corrugated metal, you're going to see the open concept and see a lot of clean, modern lines."

Developers say not only are these residential developments built quickly they're also energy efficient." Ingrid Kelley

"We put a lot of amenities in there that people expect," said Steven Flum of Steven C. Flum, Inc. "But we've gone further than that with energy efficiencies, green materials and mechanical systems that exceed the standard." 

And what's good for the environment is good for your wallet.

"We have units from 640 to 1,280 square feet," Dijkers said. "And that will range from the mid-$100,000 to mid-$200,000."

Three Squared wants you to see first hand what residential shipping container living looks like

You can get a sneak peak Friday July 10th from 3 pm to 6pm at the model's Trumbull and Pine location

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