from The Tennessean

There are an estimated 20 million surplus shipping containers lying unused around the world. Before long, about a dozen of them will be turned into micro apartments in the Nations neighborhood in Nashville.

It will be the first multi-family development in the region made up of the heavy steel containers, which are used to move everything from laundry detergent to electronics by ship and train around the world, said developer Michael Kenner.

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