Shipping container homes have become all the rage in recent years. But they’re not necessarily as practical as they might seem when it comes to bringing them up to code for habitation. They also aren’t exactly inexpensive. Vox takes a dive into the hot building trend.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.