Here’s Proof That You Can (But Shouldn’t) Stack Two Modular Homes
In honor of this weekend's Michigan v. Ohio State game, we thought we'd take a look at something that has been 'created' in Ohio that is sure to make you do a double-take.
This home in Cardington, Ohio is proof that just because you can do something, doesn't necessarily mean you should do it. (The same rule applies to all-you-can-eat buffets.) Cardington is about 100 miles from the Michigan/Ohio state line.
This Home is Literally Stacked
The first question is either "How the hell did they do that?" or "Why the hell did they do that?"
The home, listed for $280,000 appears to be constructed from two manufactured homes stacked one on top of the other. A closer look indicates that it's actually two 'container' homes, meaning it's constructed from materials that were once used as shipping containers.
Shipping Container Homes - Advantages and Disadvantages
There are pros and cons to building homes from shipping containers. One of the biggest advantages is price, as shipping container homes can sometimes be built for about one-third the price of standard construction homes.
Some, however, say that obtaining building permits for such construction can be a bit more challenging and homes made from container material may not last as long as traditional homes.
Take a Closer Look
To be honest, this house caught my eye because it's just so weird looking. (It appeared on an architect shaming page on Facebook)
However, there are some positives. According to the listing, it's a three-bedroom home with one and a half baths and with the unique way it's built, there's a carport beneath the second floor.
And check out the walk-out balcony on the roof of the lower level.
No one can deny, this one is unique. We're just glad it's in Ohio. Go Blue.