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Louisville’s first shipping container apartments now available for rent in NuLu

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The Re-Nu Container homes are 600-sqft each. | Photo by @theloutoday

On the corner of East Jefferson and Wenzel Streets sits Derby City’s first shipping container apartment complex.

It’s easy to drive right past if you’re heading downtown since the Re-Nu Container Homes were designed to match neighboring residences. The complex is located at 1000 E. Jefferson St., right across from the area where the Phoenix Hill Farmers Market + Flea Off Markets take place.

The roughly 5,900-sqft property is home to six apartment units oriented around a courtyard — with two reserved for Airbnbs — made entirely from shipping containers sourced from the ContainerPort Group of Louisville.

Each unit is 600-sqft + made from two containers. Inside you’ll find an in-home washer and dryer, an open concept kitchen, and if you live in one of the upstairs units, you’ll have a balcony facing Jefferson Street with a perfect view for Thunder Over Louisville.

Layouts vary slightly between the upstairs and downstairs units, but the apartments are all one-bed, one bathroom and currently go for $1,200 a month. The Re-Nu Container Homes were developed by Hayfield Realty Group and designed by RJ Ronald Creative Design + Construction

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