McCarthy, 30, and three partners, Pablo Nava, 22; Kyle Annen, 23; and Mackenzie Bishop, 22, have made a prototype out of a standard shipping container that hauls goods worldwide — a 320-square-foot home with a kitchen, bath with toilet, sleeping areas, windows and a bright blue door. The exterior is painted with a white epoxy coating that has light-reflecting properties to prevent the sun's heat from penetrating.
Each small house includes hookups for air conditioning, ventilation, electrical and water systems — and the units ideally could be set up in small communities to make accessing utilities more efficient.
Young firm wants your new home to be a shipping container
The answer to how we can fit a million more people in the city by 2030. How long before these are in Corona somewhere?