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Burning Man Shipping Container Dorms Supporting Burned Out City

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Here in Australia we know a thing or two about wildfires – they are no joke and are one of the greatest natural threats we have to our property and lives. Could shipping container villages be set up to support people in their first few nights after surviving a blaze? A number of shipping container…

Skateistan Shipping Container Facilities: Teaching Kids Through Skating

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Afghanistan has a lot of problems, from extremist Islamists trying to fight their way into government, to years of invasion by different power blocs in the world that have, let’s face it, not done a brilliant job in sorting out that country’s ills. Women and girls face repression on a massive scale due to cultural…

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…

Spotlight on a Remote Control, Portable Container Home

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A company has developed a remote control, fold out shipping container workspace or home. This tackles many of the issues and limitations surrounding single unit shipping containers. Looking at a shipping container home, even with a 40ft (2 TEU) container the dimensions are fairly limiting. They are narrow yet long and even with the broad imagination…

3 Reasons Why Shipping Containers Make Great Bug Out Shelters

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As more and more people become concerned with emergency preparedness, shipping containers present an interesting use case as “bug out shelters.” The idea of a bug out shelter stems from the concept of nuclear “fallout shelters.” At its core, it’s essentially a backup location, where someone can temporarily retreat to for protection from natural or…