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The Tiny House Movement in Australia: Better Homes in Shipping Containers?

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Could a shipping container ‘tiny house’ be a solution for someone seeking a place of their own in Australia? Over this longer article we will look at the tiny house movement in the country, and examine the ins and outs of moving into a small shipping container home. House prices – ouch! Australia’s cities are…

US Military Gets into Shipping Container Building Construction

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Militaries the world over love to construct buildings that are cheap, sturdy, and can be thrown up in minimal time. It is of little surprise, therefore, that they have recently discovered the benefits of repurposing shipping containers for their buildings. Shipping containers are very durable, can take a lot of weight and, thanks to being…

Mirrored Shipping Container Building Reflects the World

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A shipping container that celebrates the world around it? Shipping containers can be quite jarring to look at. Built for the purpose of shipping goods around the world and lasting through freezing and violent ocean storms, let’s face it they weren’t built to be beautiful. Yet their functionality and industrial appearance has enabled people to…

General Rules to Observe When Designing Your Shipping Container Home

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Here at Gateway Gazette we have shown some fantastic pieces of shipping container architecture. However, almost every single one of those buildings have had to get past their local council. Without getting too bogged down in detail, this article sets out some general rules to observe when designing your shipping container home, wherever you live…

Detroit’s Shipping Container Restaurant Complex: Good Food, No Chains….

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Chain food restaurants and eateries that claim to cook multiple cuisines both have something in common – the food is OK but often nothing to write home about. A trio of entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan have come up with a solution to this – a shipping container complex of local restaurants serving their own specialised…

How Shipping Containers Changed the World

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As you read this, more than 20 million shipping containers are plying the world’s oceans. We see them everywhere, whether as rusting storage sheds, beautiful mansions or on the highways and motorways of the world as they go from customer to seaport. Less than a lifetime ago, shipping containers were only a concept, yet due…

A Shipping Container Drone Racing Arena

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Earlier this year a London architectural company called Studioshaw won a design competition to construct a multi-use facility for young people that will be built of shipping containers. The site will be in Dundee, Scotland and is designed to support the town’s growing computer game production industry which is seeing a major boom as creatives move…

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…

Cargominiums: The Answer to the Affordable Housing Problem?

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A housing organisation that looks after vulnerable people has begun building a shipping container apartment complex in Columbus, Ohio that they believe is the way ahead for organisations like themselves. Where many non-profit housing organisations tend to house ex-convicts, the homeless and other very low income people in cheaper, older housing stock, the very low…