I see homes where others see containers
KAKE TV's Hatteberg's People highlights Debbie Glassberg. This glimpse at her home, which is nearing completion, gives way to her overriding goals. As Debbie says, "It’s important that I create simpler ways and better ways for people to live their life and to have a little less maintenance,” Glassberg said.
If her goals for her home aren't already an indication of her goals for Home Contained, the following statement sums it up: “I strive to be an inspiration to others so I want to be doing good things in any community that I live in, Glassberg said. It’s feeling really good. It feels right.”
KMBC Features Home Contained
KMBC's Beverly Chapman chronicled the construction of Debbie Glassberg's Brookside, Kansas City home in a three-part series that also exposes the other applications for Home Contained. As a prototype, this house was viewed as a pilot project for an affordable housing and shelter solution. The house intentionally set out to test all of the potential pitfalls, so that future Home Contained clients benefit from a streamlined process. As the articles explain:
This model of house building could one day be used to help disaster victims who have lost their homes. The container homes could be shipped to the areas, ready to assemble, complete with decorating materials inside
"I hope to be able to work with FEMA, HUD, and the Salvation Army," Glassberg said. Glassberg said she envisions smaller versions of the home that could be used for housing hurricane victims, homeless people and even college students in dormitories.
To view the complete set of stories by KMBC, view the following links:
Article One: Brookside Becomes Home To Container House
Article Two: Home Made Of Cargo Containers Takes Shape
Article Three: Woman Shows Off Home Made Of Metal Containers
Home Contained on MTV's Extreme Cribs
Debbie's son, Sam, shows off the features of their container home to MTV Extreme Cribs. The light and airy house, created from 5 shipping containers, is a natural hub of entertainment for the family's friends.
Tour the many features of the home, including the magnetic walls and rooftop gardens they use to grow food! The house starts at the 6:45 marker.