9. A shipping container house reportedly sold for $5 million

According to the New York Post, a green home made entirely of 21 shipping containers sold for $5 million. Completed in 2016, the 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home was designed by LOT-EK and commissioned by Joe and Kim Carroll, who own popular neighborhood spots Anselm and Spuyten Duyvil. “The house was created by stacking 21 shipping containers on top of each other, and cutting them diagonally along the top and the bottom—this in turn has created outdoor space on every level of the house,” Curbed reported.

Surprisingly, the home isn’t the first shipping container house in Williamsburg. In 2013, we reported on a Williamsburg home made with six shipping containers. Each container was purchased at $1,500 and insulated with NASA ceramic-infused paint. According to the home’s owner, David, Boyle, he chose to build with shipping containers because “it was cheaper.” We suspect that wasn’t the primary motivation of the Carrolls.