Belfast Harbor Houseboat Made from Shipping Containers

Photo/Front Street Shipyard

Bangor Daily News: Steve White, the owner of Brooklin Boat Yard and a partner at Belfast’s Front Street Shipyard, said he read about a much smaller home built out of shipping containers and decided he liked the idea.

White, who was interested in obtaining real estate in Belfast, talked to Chad Walton of Brewer’s SnapSpace Solutions Inc. to see about getting his hands on a couple of steel containers.

It wasn’t a problem: The country has a surfeit of the containers.

“That’s one of the issues with the United States. We’re importing more than we’re exporting, and they’re starting to stack up,” White said. “They were single-use containers in very nice condition. That made it easy.”

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