Big Spring C-Container housing optionBig Spring C-Container housing optionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=66902013-08-01T07:14:00Z2013-08-01T07:05:00Z

BIG SPRING, HOWARD COUNTY - Living in Big Spring just got easier as the city has approved alternative housing. Council members voted to allow boxcar housing in certain areas.

With the oil boom continuing to thrive, more and more people are moving to West Texas. The city is dealing with the housing shortage in an unusual way, even if it is not the most attractive looking.

"This is a need — don't get me wrong, I think we can make some money off of it after everything's done and paid for but it's a need that's helping people," Don Avant, one of the co-founders of the alternative housing project, said.

Audrey Key moved into the very first boxcar. With year-long waiting lists for apartments, she was out of options. She said that moving in was easy since there was literally nowhere else to go that was affordable.

The houses come with full amenities, furniture and maintenance support for $1,200 per month.

There are currently about 50 people living in C-Container housing.

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