Retired couple builds house made from shipping containers

As people age, they move into various types of homes: some into assisted living communities or nursing homes, some people live at home, and others move in with family members.

One couple in Edmonton, Alberta are building a very different kind of home for their retirement living years: a huge house made from used shipping containers.

As reported in the Edmonton Journal newspaper, Bill Glennon and his wife Roseann bought thirty used shipping containers and are building a home which, upon completion, will be about 5,000 square feet.

And although the house will be for Bill & Roseann’s retirement, they’re not relaxing quite yet.

“Right now, we're trying to insulate the outside, and we're still waiting for the concrete to be poured on the roof, backfill the garage, and get some plumbing in,” Bill told the news source.

Their idea started a few years ago when Roseann saw an article in a newspaper discussing houses made out of shipping containers, and they decided to pursue their project.

Bill told the media outlet he hopes to eventually turn the property into a bed and breakfast, since they are already receiving a great deal of interest.

“We’ve got a lot of people come up from Calgary just to see it,” he told the newspaper.