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.
The upside to using shipping containers is that they can be easily moved as permanent housing is developed.
Mr. Monnich is one of our readers and graciously allowed us to use the photos included above. Thank you Mr. Monnich.