I was looking at this concept yesterday simply because they offer a real solution to housing in the Philippines. Generally you will find run down old shacks all over the place but I have to question what is being done to resolve the problem in many cases? There are new charity villages cropping up at the same time most appear to be single structure dwellings where something like the designs below offer better land usage by utilizing shipping containers as homes but also the land that would have been used for housing single level housing could be used for co-operative farming or some other type of industry to help make the community more self sufficient.
But more importantly they aren’t ugly! They are however very viable for many uses although staircases need altering for safety reasons on the images but the concept in general is fantastic.