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US homebuyers turning to containers for cheaper housing

People who want to live less environmentally impactful lives are also driving the 'tiny house' movement

BUILDING BLOCKS: 'We know it's going to take time for these kinds of homes to gain acceptance from the standard mortgage underwriting market, but as clients buy and then resell them, that will change,' said Mr Collins.

New York

LIVING in a shipping container? It's not something Scott Crosby had imagined for his family of five. But they're about to have the experience this month when Mr Crosby's family moves from San Francisco to their former hometown, San Diego. They will be living in a small beach