Eagle Ford Workers Living In Shipping Container Apartments

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Eagle Ford Shipping Container Apartments

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Eagle Ford housing is being addressed by yet another creative solution. Local developer David Monnich is using shipping containers to construct three story apartments in South Texas.

The demand for housing has simply outstripped supply.  Modular homes can be deployed very quickly and we’ve seen several modular developments across the region. Mr. Monnich’s development is different in that he is constructing modular apartments using common shipping containers.

“They were insulated, framed and prewired before we brought them down here and put them together,” Monnich said.

Rent will run from $800-1,200 per month for the shipping container based units. The concept is popular in Europe and leasing will begin in July at the Encinal, TX, location.

Eagle Ford Shipping Container Apartments Rear

Eagle Ford Shipping Container Apartments Rear | Click to Enlarge

The upside to using shipping containers is that they can be easily moved as permanent housing is developed.

Read more at kens5.com

Mr. Monnich is one of our readers and graciously allowed us to use the photos included above. Thank you Mr. Monnich.

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at EagleFordShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor of EagleFordShale.com. In prior roles, he advised major oil companies on strategy, the macro business environment, and opportunity screening. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790


  1. Santiago Pena says:

    I’ve been working on securing funding for this very thing for the last 4-5 years and no one stepped up to the plate to help me out. We have been in the construction Industry for decades and we saw this solution for a very growing need. My company strives to make Human life more sustainable and less free of wires, brick and mortar. Look us up penacoindustries.com and take a look at what we do and what we create. If, you’re not first, you’re last…..

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