In late July, trucks pulled up to a vacant lot in Berkeley, California, carrying shipping-container-sized studio apartments, each already fully built inside. It took four days to stack the Lego-like apartments into a new building. In total, preparing the site and finishing the building took four months. The new 22-unit building will be leased to the University of Calif. for grad student housing, rented at market rates. But the design is a variation of the type of building that the developer, Panoramic Interests, thinks could be used to build housing for the homeless more affordably and quickly than standard construction.
Source: Fast Company