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Monday, June 15, 2015

Shipping Container Home

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Published Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:11PM EDT
It takes a lot of thinking outside the box to build a house for just $30,000. So instead Ottawa native Joseph Dupuis simply turned a box into a home.
The former engineering student has constructed a 355-square-foot secluded cabin outside the city out of three shipping containers.
The home is winterized, powered by solar energy and can be picked up and moved on a few days' notice.
"It is definitely unique and different, but it has all of the amenities of a house," Dupuis told CTV Ottawa.
Once the thick metal doors of the containers have been opened, they reveal a bachelor pad with numerous windows and plenty of natural light, as well as a fireplace and a full kitchen.
Dupuis said the project, which he began in 2012, was a "big science experiment" that allowed him to save money and simplify his life.
"Removing myself off the grid and living a more practical, holistic life solved a lot of my financial struggles," said Dupuis.

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