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Keetwonen: container living.

A lack of affordable housing for students in Amsterdam spurred a Dutch company to create a solution: converted shipping containers. In 2007, Tempo Housing stacked up over 1,000 converted containers to make the world's largest container village.

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The units are a great improvement on standard student housing: no roommates, private bath and kitchen, separate sleep and study areas, and amenities including high-speed internet connections, individually controlled heat and ventilation, and a secure courtyard for bicycle parking.

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They have proven so popular with Dutch students that there is now a two-year waiting list.

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Photographs [C] Ton Koene/Peter Arnold. Inc.

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Title Annotation:TALKING PICTURES; Dutch student housing project
Publication:World Watch
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Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Sep 1, 2009
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