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Associated Container recently donated one of their "green" shipping-container homes to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Built from used shipping containers, the home is not only durable but virtually immune from natural disasters and, to top it off, very green.
It reuses "gray water," has solar panels, hardiplank and bamboo surfaces. -- But the home is a little too classy for Habitat's modest style and they're auctioning it off to raise money.
If the shipping-container lifestyle is news to you, then learn more about it in our past coverage.