My life among the Dutch. Impressions and eyecandies from the Netherlands.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Shipping Container Houses, Amsterdam Noord
There is an area in Amsterdam North where you can enjoy free parking and free transportation over the IJ river ("De Pont"). It is such a practical thing - cause parking in the historical center of Amsterdam can cost you a lot per hour. A couple of times while driving around in Amsterdam North I have noticed such residence complex of piled containers. My husband would inform me: "Temporary, and only for students". I have taken several pics with cars and persons on them in order to give you readers a sense of depth and proportion.
Keetwonen Complex was developed by Tempo Housing and is considered to be the largest container city in the world. Each container has one large window, and residents enjoy central heating, high speed internet and a bike parking.
More amazing container houses around the world you can find here - go quick, while the link lasts !
Update: below, container houses in Zwolle, Overijssel, the Netherlands. Photo taken during a storm, by blogger - and a very special person - Aledys Ver.