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Could Container Homes Bring Australia’s Housing Prices Down?

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Sydney’s average house price hit $1 million last year. That’s 12.2 times the average middle income family’s annual income. For the Average Joe, it would be impossible to get a mortgage on that. Prices are going up as well, with little sign of slowing down. While for those that own their own home already that’s…

Shipping Container Water Purification Systems Help Communities in Need

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Nearly one in ten people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water – that is 783 million people. Global warming is adding to the problem with rising sea levels meaning salt water can reach into previously safe water supplies, while increasingly violent storms wash impurities into water supplies. One solution to…

Portable Wind Turbines That Can Fit Inside Shipping Containers

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Last week Gateway Gazette showed how China is developing a nuclear power plant that is so small that it can fit in a 40ft shipping container. Whereas this makes some people feel uneasy for a variety of reasons, this week’s shipping container power generation is somewhat better for the environment and regional stability – portable…

Shipping Container Shops: From Mobile Malls to Pop Up Boutiques

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Here at Gateway Gazette we often look at shipping container home conversions, but now for something a little different – shipping container shops. As with their housing equivalent, shipping container conversion shops benefit from their low initial cost and that they can be shifted from place to place. In some cases, for the new shop…

Shipping Container Housing Just Got Real for Indigenous People in Canada

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Could shipping container housing be a solution to house indigenous peoples on their lands and reserves? Millions of people are in unsuitable housing, and as we have discussed on the Gateway Gazette before, converted shipping container housing is a cheap yet comfortable solution for a whole range of housing needs. One tribe in Canada has…