The lumber shortage and price increases on other building materials have forced many builders to think outside the box when it comes to living conditions.
A company in Minnesota has created a home using shipping containers.
The three-bedroom, 2-bath house is constructed of five shipping containers.
The unique design includes a balcony made from the containers' doors.
It may be the first of its kind in Minneapolis, but a local realtor says it won't be the last.
Builders are hoping to sell the home in the low-to-mid $200,000 range, making it more affordable than other options.
The Minnesota Housing Program helps contractors build affordable homes like the one from shipping containers.