Shipping containers were introduced as a revolutionary cargo shipping method in the late 1950’s, and undoubtedly people instantly started to imagine them as living spaces. Now the spectrum of container architecture ranges from rusty shacks to high design in every part of the world.
Travis Tench is a musician, builder, destroyer and an activist. He is co-founder of EcoStation:NY, an urban agriculture and education non-profit in Brooklyn, NY, where he lives in a small apartment.
Sterling, in his time working on cargo ships, began to imagine container spaces that combined functionality and clean, modern aesthetics while still remaining adaptable and accessible to a wide segment of the population.
A few years ago he crossed paths with Travis. A series of conversations that stemmed from their shared interest in alternative and sustainable living practices eventually became a plan to build a prototype, and Southworth Living Spaces was founded. They took on Faruk a few months later to give a hand.
Everyone should have the opportunity to simplify their living condition.
Community and solitude are equally important and are not mutually exclusive.
Relax, reflect, rest, create or work.
Invest and share.
Insert your favorite Thoreau quote here _____.
Sterling Cox is an electrician in the Merchant Marine and lives in an 80-year-old house in Jacksonville, FLA. At any given time, he has a variety of unfinished art and mechanical projects.
Faruk Vakufac, originally from Bosnia, also lives in Jacksonville. He is a writer, skateboarder, takes photos and is the newest part of the company. Until recently, he lived with his parents.