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Quote of the Day - There is that feeling out there that they're sort of becoming something of a nonentity in storage space. - John Webster
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A Home With Four Walls, A Roof And A Floor, Right Off The Boat

Foreclosure?  Sub-prime crisis?  No place to live but under a bridge? 

Don't fret.  Here's a perhaps not-so-new housing idea for you:  live in a storage container.  Well, not quite just any storage container. Consider one with a landscaped balcony, plumbing and running water and complete with windows, doors, stairways, and since you're going to be living in Detroit, heat.

No, I am not kidding.  Like I've said many times before, I can't make up stuff this good.  That's right, just go right ahead and read that fifth sentence again:  Storage containers.  Stacked four high (that's why they're adding stairs, of course).  Assuming the City of Detroit approves the project, you could buy one by next year. 

Now, here's the more than $64,000 question.  How much would you pay to live in one?  If you guessed between $100,000 and $190,000, then you'd be correct. 

Call me silly, but there are sites on the web where you can rent one for under $100 a month, but then again, there's no heat, windows, plumbing or landscaping, and definitely no stairs. 

Maybe I can find one with a view of the ocean.

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