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The bullet proof glass desk is one of the more "normal" things in David Boyle's Williamsburg, Brooklyn, home, which he shares with high school sweetheart, Janet. So what's it like living in a shipping container? Janet says it's very open and bright, warm in winter but cool in summer.

And some might say cool from the outside too. It's made of six shipping containers. But why? David gave us the simple answer.

The Port of Newark is chock full of shipping containers going nowhere. He purchased six for $1,500 a pop. He keeps models in his library. The real ones even came with free delivery.

David says he expects his steel containers to last 40 to 50 years and tells us his home, complete with a spiral staircase and two roof-top decks, is fully green.

Just like the so-called Lego house, which is what some people are calling a home in Queens. Others call it, well, other things. One person referred to the architect of this home as Frank Lloyd Crap.

Tom Paino is the actual architect and owner. He says he wants to bring attention to green homes and exteriors like his that is made from recycled material. It has no boiler, triple-glazed windows, and a soon-to-be rooftop greenhouse.

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