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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…

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…

Mobile Shipping Container Classroom Teaches Children About Ocean Conservation

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Shipping containers are used in a variety of ways according to their strengths. In many cases, it comes down to the fact that they are a portable space, and this means that they can be repurposed into classrooms. They are secure as well, meaning that while moving the classroom around, organisations using them can keep…

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…

Zubabox – A Shipping Container Connecting Refugees to the World

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Here at the Gateway Gazette we look at a lot of Western uses for reused shipping containers, yet by virtue of their solidity and security shipping containers can be used in quite hostile and disconnected environments. An international development charity called Computer Aid understood these attributes in 2010 when it developed its first Zubabox, a…

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…