Gonna get me a double-wide...
reminds me of this short story: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/4/3/19455/41933
you haven't been to the artsy part of berkeley have you? you can rent a container for $100/month in one of communes. while it didn't have electricy, you could run some and some were living there.
The webpage is http://www.theshipyard.org/
Nobody lives in the containers, just in a small building on the premises.
Right now, they are using biodesel for fuel.
It actually works out quite well. The weather here is good enough of the time for it to be practical to work out in the open. And most of the fun stuff they do there is best done with a lot of space.
K5 Fiction: TEU
as someone who's had to live in sea containers far too often (being in the mining industry).. all i can say is, it's not nearly as fun as it looks.
This didn't go unnoticed by me. Goddamn you have the best entries.
I was lost in Oakland sometime last year when I wound up in some strange artist community. There were several houses made out of containers and flattened cars. If I can ever find it again, I'll take pictures.
oh right, my friend knows those kids. it's actually in emeryville.
Plus containerization allowed the shipping conglomerates to smash the longshoremen's unions!