Recycling shipping containers into houses and environmental centers has been the new architectural hotness for a while, but what good are houses and environmental centers when you can’t get coffee? This four-carton Starbucks near Seattle (go fig) offers a recycled alternative to your strip-mall Starbucks. Freelancers beware, though — it doesn’t really have an inside, so you won’t be able to camp out and get work done. (Maybe that is considered a valid excuse? “Sorry, my Starbucks didn’t have an inside.”)
Starbucks opens store made from recycled shipping containers, SmartPlanet.