How to solve Haitis homing crisis…

The United States biggest export is air, that’s right air shipped in empty containers headed back primarily to Asia. Of the shipping containers that make their way to California alone, only 40 – 50% of them make their way back to where they originate from. This leaves a HUGE influx of empty shipping containers just sitting in container yards. Most often it is cheaper to use a new container then to ship an empty container back to where it originated. There are an estimated 17 MILLION unused shipping containers.

Facts about shipping containers:
Waterproof
Extremely durable
Easily insulated
Easily ventilated
Easily transported
Paintable
Modular = stackable
Made of metal, which can withstand shaking in an earthquake

Shipping containers like these pile up all over ports


This is a one bedroom, one bath and family room made with 2 20' containers

These could also be used for schools, hospitals and businesses…
What are we waiting for?

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