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A tale of two shipping containers in photos.
"This is a major innovation...and in places that are affected by high winds and earthquakes, it looks like it's going to make a big difference." And it only adds about $15 to the cost of an average 2000 sq. ft. house - the Bostich HurriQuake nail.
When he says "home theater" he means home theater. If you're going to ignore TV Turnoff Week, you may as well do it in style.
Trash homes a.k.a. earthships sound like the way to go. Now if they would start building them here in Seattle...