- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A local nonprofit and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture class are working together to build a home in Lincoln that will feature used cargo shipping containers as its primary framework.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1IFIYeJ ) that NeighborWorks Lincoln plans to sell the single-story to a low- to moderate-income family once it’s completed.

The city’s Urban Design Committee approved plans for the project Tuesday despite some misgivings about the home’s flat roof and relatively low profile.

The house will use two 40-by-8-foot corrugated metal containers to provide support for the 772-square-foot home and space for three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen. A living area will be built between the two containers, and a flat roof placed on the entire structure.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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