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.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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