If the dormitories from Tempohousing look like relics from a cargo ship, that’s because they are. In 2007, the Dutch company converted 1000 shipping containers into housing for students in Amsterdam. The narrow yet fully appointed single-occupancy units are stacked up like Legos and arrayed around a central courtyard to provide light to each room and a safe place for socializing and bicycle storage. Each dorm can be put together in under six months, and easily relocated.
Image by Tempohousing, used with permission.