Eavesdropper: Shipping Containers as Apts?

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This just in. A reader just sent us this email which pretty much sums up the extreme sport of real estate right now:

I was just eavesdropping on these two guys in the cafe. One was talking about approaching a co-op and buying their roof for 100k, and then putting two shipping containers on the roof to build an apartment. Is he insane, or brilliant???

We’re not sure, but the Europeans are already into this and we would drop down a LoftCube in a heartbeat. (Thanks, Aras!) MGR