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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…

Beat Rocketing House Prices With a Shipping Container Home

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Would you live in a shipping container home to avoid a six figure mortgage? One architect has designed a kit home in Brighton, England where instead of paying over half a million Australian dollars, you can own your own home for a fraction of the price. Knock on effects of London house price bubble House…

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 Portable Shipping Container Hotels

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Two companies, one in India and the other in the UK have found a novel application for shipping container conversions – as portable hotels. They can be used for a variety of purposes, near major construction sites where staff need to be housed close to the site, music festivals, or just semi permanent hotels near…

Could Mothballed Container Ships Be Used as Fish Farms?

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Two industries have real problems yet might be able to help each other out. Shipping container lines have massive overcapacity while, due to regulations and an infestation of sea lice, the salmon farming industry is facing a rapid fall in output. Could mothballed ships be used as salmon farms? Cargo shipping overcapacity A few years…

Can Shipping Containers Be The Answer to Australia’s Housing Crisis?

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Shipping container housing may well be a solution to the real problems of housing affordability in Australia. With their ease of construction and low cost to build, using shipping containers may well be the answer to the high costs of housing in the continent’s major metropolitan areas. So, what’s the problem? Australia has some of…