Shipping containers to apartments in HuntsvilleShipping containers to apartments in Huntsvillehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=15912015-03-03T10:44:00Z2015-03-03T00:00:00Z

HUNSTVILLE, WALKER COUNTY - A 24-unit apartment complex, Cube Square, is under construction about 75 miles north of Houston. The 540-sf efficiency units will be part of a complex that will be four stories high in three buildings.

The apartments are just a few blocks away from Sam Houston State University, and they are being built with shipping containers, the steel boxes filled with consumer goods that sail daily into U.S. ports but rarely make a return trip with made-in-the-USA merchandise inside.

"The original thought was — having looked at tiny house projects — wouldn't it be cool if you could build apartments?" said Jack Wagamon, general contractor and part owner of Cube Square, expected to be ready for rental in August.

The complex will use 36 shipping containers in total.

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