Life in a shipping container

We were driving home from Aitkin last Friday afternoon and spotted a “home” on Mille Lacs — I think it was in the Garrison area — made of a shipping container. Maybe they’re at the front of a parade.

Today, for example, Fair Companies reports on a single mother in California who didn’t want to add a mortgage to her student loan debt. She was offered a shipping container for free, and made a home out of it.

Good luck trying the idea in most communities in Minnesota, though. It’d be against many local zoning laws.