That is what I'm hearing too - it is the trade imbalance that is causing the pile up on the west coast. But that still doesn't explain why the ships that are bringing the goods over here are going back empty decked, as it were, without empty containers.
I have just saw their project on HGTV last night, what a wonderful idea! Does anyone know do Joe Egan & Robert Humble have any web site? I tried to search from google, but I can't find it. I wonder how much would it cost to transform the cargo to a living space, even for the cold winter time?
Looks like bunches of people use them - they're #209 on this list:
another article -
Looking just now, I haven't found a website either - maybe they're in the Seattle phonebook under either their names (under architects, architectural designers, or as
Cargotecture studio 320.
This is cool, Osso! Wouldn't work here in the Noreast, though! Maybe as a summer cabin.
And would probably fry to a crisp anyone here.
Not that I know that. There may be ways to ameliorate freezing and crisping - some of those examples one of those links were not from totally temperate places. Or they're only used at some times of year.