You are here:

Aussie Shipping Container Home Wins Design Awards

OGE-Beach-Box-61

As shipping container homes increase in popularity they are starting to win awards around the world, including one smart looking shipping container home designed for a section in Bondi. Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture have a bit of a love affair with shipping container buildings and cargotecture in their monthly design competitions. In late 2013 Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture unveiled their…

Avoiding Distaster: 7 Common Shipping Container Building Mistakes And How To Prevent Them

Broken-Container

Time and time again we say that shipping containers make an ideal building block for constructing new homes and offices. While this is true, there are always pitfalls and shortcomings of any building method or construction material. All too often people jump into shipping container projects without doing the proper research beforehand, and can run…

9 Ways to Downsize Your Life & Live in a Shipping Container Home

shipping-containe-home

We’ve all thought about it before – that there is too much clutter in our house and how nice it would be to drastically downsize everything and live a more comfortable lifestyle. But what exactly does it take to downsize your belongings to an amount that you can comfortably fit inside of a modest shipping container…

Shipping Container Skyscrapers – Are They Really Viable?

container-tower

Architects, planners and designers in the Indian megacity of Mumbai are planning what might be the first structurally sound and sustainable shipping container skyscraper in the world. While there have been plenty of concept shipping container skyscrapers designed, we’ve still yet to see something actually built – mainly due to the limitation of stacking shipping…

Costing Out a Shipping Container Build – What Does It Involve?

australian-dollars

Thinking about building your own shipping container home or building? We know you have, otherwise you wouldn’t be spending all your time on a blog focused exclusively on shipping containers. But one thing is curiously missing from many shipping container websites – and that’s the actual costs when it comes to building a shipping container home….

Get Off-Grid With a Shipping Container Home

2container

Off-the-grid living is becoming more and more popular for a wide variety of reasons, whether they be social, political or simply financial. Having your own self sufficient piece of paradise, without being beholden to the water or electrical company provides freedom, as well as reliability. What started as simply a movement to disconnect from the…