GARDEN CITY, Idaho (KBOI) -- A new wave of housing is hitting Garden City soon -- homes built from old shipping containers.

Not surprisingly, it's a first for the Treasure Valley and Idaho.

It's hard to imagine, but it's 1,400 square feet of living space that was once used to transport goods across the United States and Asia.

"Our target for these is a hundred and $152,000 and as everybody tells me who's in the real estate business that is a very attractive price," said housing innovator David Herman.

The shipping container houses will be made with core-ten steel walls with apitong flooring. It's materials, Herman says, that can last at least 100 years with little maintenance.

"It doesn't really compare to a low-level, entry-level house because the quality and the finishes and the structural integrity of it is much higher," Herman said.

Herman is teaming up with architect David Hertel on the project.

The three bedroom houses will be made up of three stories, starting with a 500 square foot garage with studio space that will lead up to the living room.

The shipping containers are stacked off set so designers can create a porch or balcony access on every floor.

Seventeen of these units will fit on one acre of land. Construction is set to begin this spring.

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