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Container Home Will Break You, Your Back

The Daily Breeze checks in on that Redondo Beach couple and their tin can home aka the container home. Anna and Sven Pirkl tell the paper they expected to spend $125-$150 per square foot building the container home (compared with the $250-$300 per square foot they'd spend on a more traditional home), but went over budget. Also, the couple had some bad luck during construction: "Sven fell from a ladder while trying to seal a gap between two shipping crates. He broke his back and wrist and was confined to bed for weeks."

"That night, I couldn't breathe," Anna, who feared her husband was paralyzed, tells the paper. "I remember thinking, the hell with this silly house of ours." The story has a happy ending, though.
· Redondo Beach couple is quite happy to be boxed in [Daily Breeze]
· Redondo Beach Container Home Fully Contained [Curbed LA]