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Comments on Quik House: Neal Stephenson's U-Stor-It?
Meet the quik house - a prefabricated kit house made from recycled shipping containers. Sounds like what Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash lived in. (Read the complete story)

"None of your links work. "This page cannot be displayed" is all I get on Numen Associates Microhousing Solutions and Quik house prefabricated kit house from recycled shipping containers
(Sorry! you're right; this story has aged a little. I fixed the quik house link (they had moved it down into a different directory) and I deleted the other - it disappeared from the net. Thank you for taking the time to comment!- Bill)"
(pstephens6@cfl.rr.com 9/9/2005 8:10:58 AM)
"I really loved this article. Its exactly the kind of creative, "out-of-the-box" thinking we, the people, are looking for in our news gathering."
(Parker David Dale 9/9/2005 6:57:28 PM)
"Great idea but one quik question - why do UnitedStatesians need one bathroom per bedroom? The rest of the industrialized world survives perfectly well with about one per floor. (And of course the US is the last country to use those silly non-metric units and that ridiculous middle-endian date format)"
(J Random Anonymous Guy 9/11/2005 1:34:08 PM)
"The final cost of these houses are $150,000-$175,000 a piece. Bush is only willing to part with $2000 per family displaced and temporary aid given through charity. Most government aid will go towards reconstruction through haliburton and such. http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/10/katrina.contracts.reut/index.html"
(phaedrus 9/12/2005 12:35:37 PM)
"The cost of the Quik House kit is $76,000; note that this is used to create an upscale kind of space (see the illustration). The higher $175,000 figure includes such niceties as "Isermann carpets", "mohogany sliding doors", etc. I'm guessing that you could outfit a shipping container easily for $2,000 as a temporary unit (bathrooms, etc. shared with other units). Same goes for retrofitting a parking garage or storage unit. Unless, of course, the work is being done by Halliburton, in which case the sky's the limit."
(Bill Christensen 9/12/2005 2:17:35 PM)
"This is a GREAT idea for temporary (perhaps even permanent) housing for all those people who have lost their houses. And "J Random" is right, these shelters don't really need one bathroom for every bedroom. Perhaps removing just one bathroom would make them affordable enough to make them more practical for families who have lost everything. God Bless them all. This tragedy has certainly made me VERY grateful for what I have, and I hope that my feelings are shared by the rest of the world."
(Paul (Phoenix, AZ) 9/12/2005 9:10:08 PM)
"this is a good idea and i love it need more people like the inventer"
(dave brown 9/15/2005 12:15:57 AM)
"this is a good idea and i love it need more people like the inventer"
(dave brown 9/15/2005 12:15:57 AM)
"This isn't a bargain"
( 9/16/2005 6:57:27 PM)
"Solutions to problems!"
( 10/8/2005 4:08:26 AM)
"Where can I purchase one?"
(J 10/10/2005 8:07:35 PM)
"Remember in cost-comparing the Quick House with modifying any old handy storage containers is that this company has already engineered the various bits. So, not for your average disaster relief candidate, but a pretty good alternative to purchasing manufactured homes made from 100% newly chopped down trees. With an artistic paint scheme and some landsacping, this thing could look pretty good sitting on a recessed, wooded lot, just outside of suburbia. Wifey & Me are in the market and I've bookmarked the site. Downloading the booklet, too."
(vince 10/18/2005 12:38:20 PM)

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