How shipping containers can become beautiful, sustainable cottages

This innovative abode requires less building materials than traditional stick-built homes, making it a sustainable option for new cottages.

The skyrocketing price of lumber is making people think twice about building a cottage.

Saltbox is a Halifax-based company that has a sustainable solution to this problem — converting old shipping containers into cottages.

The sturdy shipping container material can withstand high winds and hurricanes, which reduces the need for additional building materials. It also prevents the shipping container from ending up in a landfill, where it would unnecessarily go to waste.

Watch the video above to see a tour of the Saltbox workshop.