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Shipping container housing project to go up near downtown Tucson

Tucsonans Janelle Briggs and Ryan Egan hope to offer an alternative style of living in the form of stacked shipping-containers by next year.

The “Stackhouse” concept involves a multi-story steel structure suited to accommodate shipping-containers, each providing about 320 square feet of living space.

“It’s all the comforts at home in a package where you can go hopefully where ever you want to go,” Briggs said.

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One startup’s approach to housing affordability – with Stackhouse

The Creative City Show | By Zach Yentzer

Released Jul 09, 2018

Janelle Briggs and Ryan Egan from Stackhouse stop by the show, a startup real estate development company that seeks to make homeownership more accessible and downtown living more affordable.

Tucson couple hopes to bring shipping-container housing complex downtown

Tucsonans Janelle Briggs and Ryan Egan hope to offer an alternative style of living in the form of stacked shipping-containers by next year.

The “Stackhouse” concept involves a multi-story steel structure suited to accommodate shipping-containers, each providing about 320 square feet of living space.

“It’s all the comforts at home in a package where you can go hopefully where ever you want to go,” Briggs said.

Project Entrepreneur

On April 13-14, Rent the Runway Foundation and UBS hosted 200 female founders in New York City for the third annual Project Entrepreneur Intensive. Stackhouse was one of over 700 applicants accepted into this elite program. For two full days, the #PEClassOf2018 took part in hands-on workshops and connected with fellow founders, as well as mentors and investors.

‘Stackhouse’ Shipping Container Development Rising in Downtown Tucson

The Arizona Daily Star is reporting about a patent-pending housing development meant to shake up the concept of “agile” living. The project calls for modified shipping containers as housing units that will offer modern living essentials wrapped up in a 320-square-foot space.
Investors and founders of the new development, dubbed Stackhouse, will make their first attempt at wooing the public in Downtown Tucson near Broadway and Euclid Avenue.

Shipping containers the new housing project coming to Tucson

A Tucson couple is hoping to build a new housing complex near downtown Tucson, but this isn’t your typical condo building or apartment complex. It’s a twist on tiny homes.

People would live in a tower of shipping containers. It is called a Stackhouse.

The goal is to get more affordable housing near the downtown area.

Janelle Briggs, co-founder of Stackhouse, said each container is about 320 square feet, and will cost about $45,000.

Stackhouse Shipping Container Project Planned Near Downtown

The use of shipping containers in construction has been gaining popularity throughout the world as well as in Tucson.  The newest proposed development to use shipping containers is the Stackhouse, a steel structure designed to allow for shipping containers to be added and removed from it using a special crane.  The steel framed structure can vary in height but the Tucson project will be about 50 feet tall and range from 5 to 7 stories.  There will be 2 containers per level with a wrap around deck and shared rooftop deck space.

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