A common question I get from buyers is “Does the Fireplace work?” Most older fireplaces have issues and, in our East Bay area, we have many “No Burn” days in the winter. Here’s a way to get the ambiance without the hassle of wood burning fireplaces.

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I travel the 880 Freeway around downtown Oakland often. It’s a major route for trucks picking up shipping containers at the Port of Oakland. I figure there must be hundreds of retired shipping containers stashed somewhere around the Port and fairly cheap for the taking.

This article from the website Curbed shows how architects have taken those shipping containers and made some pretty cool living spaces. I’m thinking a guest house in the back yard?


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