"My father's mainly building for families. There's not adequate housing [in the area]," David H. Monnich says. "One gentlemen who just leased out the first apartment is a manager at a truck stop."
There are one- and two-bedroom apartments at the complex. According to Development Strategies, Inc., the apartments are "highly efficient."
In a mission statement, David Monnich says adequate housing is needed in the Lone Star State's smaller towns, and building apartments out of shipping containers could be a system used across South Texas.
"Long term, the goal is [to] develop two product lines based on the same multi - container building system that can be sold for commercial as well as residential use," according to the mission statement.
In 2013, David Monnich told theExpress-News that he became interested in shipping containers after seeing how they were used in Europe.