03/01/2013 11:27 am ET Updated Mar 01, 2013

Couple Builds Home Out of Shipping Containers in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — David Boyle and his wife Michelle Bertomen were worried they would never be able to afford to build their own home in Brooklyn.

The couple bought a 20-by-40-foot piece of land at 351 Keap St. in 2008, trying to get ahead of the wave of gentrification they feared would soon price them out of Williamsburg. Initially, they planned to build a tiny home out of bricks and mortar, but when they put out a bid, it came back as potentially costing half a million dollars.

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