Out of the box…shipping container homes in India?

Recently, a friend put me onto a feature in the National Geographic about Shipping Container homes, particularly a university dormitory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Photograph by Ton Koene, Hollandse Hoogte/Redux

I love the versatility, modularity and recycling embodied in the design and I started thinking about the possible applications of such structures in India. Could they be used there to create more affordable housing options?

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