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North Texans Turning Cargo Containers Into Homes

Move over tiny homes, there is a new housing trend for 2018 ... Coming soon in McKinney will be the first container home community in North Texas. The North Collin County Habitat for Humanity is behind the project called Cotton Groves.

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North Texans Turning Cargo Containers Into HomesLinkEmbedCopyClose Link to this video // Embed this video Replay More videos (1 of 9)«» nbc.tbNextVideoIsSafe = false; A container home community coming to McKinney will provide affordable housing in an area seeing home prices soar(Published Tuesday, Jan2, 2018) nbc.tbNextVideoIsSafe = true; Move over tiny homes, there is a new housing trend for 2018: Shipping containers.From Fort Worth, to Dallas to McKinney, unwanted shipping containers are being converted into homes.Allen Mederos built two container homes in west Fort Worth a year and a half ago.They’re made of four cargo containers, stacked two by two.CDC-Recommended Tips on Avoiding the Flu at WorkThe CDC recommends getting a flu shot early during flu season.(Published Tuesday, Jan2, 2018)He rents them and uses them for work.“There's a sustainable aspect that we thought was cool so you can use old containers that have no other use,” Mederos said.In north Fort Worth, a new colorful office complex is being built entirely from shipping containers.UpdatedMan Sought in Abduction of TX Girls Arrested, Girls Safe: PDIn Dallas, there’s a luxury 3700 square foot luxury container home.Coming soon in McKinney will be the first container home community in North Texas.The North Collin County Habitat for Humanity is behind the project called Cotton Groves.The Cold Has Crippling Impacts on CarsThe dangerous cold could have a negative impact on your carYour car uses more battery power in the cold, which could lead to dead batteries and the cold weather can lead to flat tiresNBC10's Matt DeLucia has what you need to know to protect your car from the cold.(Published Wednesday, Jan3, 2018)It will consist of 35 town-homes made up of four containers each.Each house includes three bedrooms, two baths, plus a balcony and garage.They’re ideal in an area seeing housing prices stack up.Calf Rescued From Icy Pond In North Texas“There’s just no one building in that price range that people can afford so you know, we're able to come under $150,000 and make it affordable for the families,” Haiduk-Cox said.Cotton Groves will be located on Bumpas Street and Fitzhugh in east McKinney.Developers expect to break ground in May.Firefighters ‘Were Catching Babies Like a Football’ in GaApartment FireDozens of people were injured in the late-night apartment blaze in DeKalb County, Georgia.(Published Wednesday, Jan3, 2018)Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytimeDownload the App Available for IOS and AndroidFollow NBC DFW

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