White Conex Hood News: This neighborhood has been built almost completely out of shipping containers.
White Conex Hood
White Conex Hood
Inspired by the rows of shipping containers converted by forward-deployed military forces in the Middle East during the early 2000s, as well as the urban warfare training facilities and mock towns built similarly in the barren backyards of some of the United States' larger military bases, this neighborhood has been built entirely out of the same. Called 'Conex boxes'; short for 'Container Express', these intermodal containers, each a rectangular prism, are painted white, stacked, and connected with special metal clamps, doorways, and other devices. Sometimes stacked three or four high, like a more stable version of a Jenga tower, they begin to form walls with internal living spaces, 'sky bridges', full-sized houses, and even small hotels.
Dimensions & Layout:
This neighborhood of Inisfree measures 726 feet across each of its four sides, giving it a foundation floor-space of 527,076 square feet. The shipping containers are typically placed side by side, and stacked one atop the other, though some constructs with these building blocks include intersecting, offset, and/or perpendicular formations. Dwellings range in size from a single shipping container, to houses with at least three of them per story, to mansions made of a few dozen. Basements are included in several of each dwelling size, each basement typically being one or two shipping containers. Rooms and suites within any level are the size and orientation of what one would find in a mobile home, motor-coach, or pre-fabricated house. The entire neighborhood is bordered by a square moat just deep enough to wade through.
All of these Conex boxes is sound-proofed, luxuriously furnished, and comes standard with locking windows and doors. Most suites have jacuzzis and walk-in showers, while all clusters and the larger 'houses' also have narrow, shallow, cosmetic moats. Landscaping is kept to the flora of Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes in sandy yards, sometimes on balconies and the Conex rooftops. Invisible energy barriers allow human traffic while keeping out potential sandstorms.