Moving into a Shipping Container, but Staying Put

Living in a shipping container? It’s not something Scott Crosby had imagined for his family of five.

But they’re about to have the experience this month when Mr. Crosby’s family moves from San Francisco to their former hometown, San Diego. They will be living in a small beach bungalow they own — three bedrooms and one bathroom packed into 1,100 square feet — which isn’t a lot of space for a couple with three young daughters.