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Power Turtle Repurposed Shipping Container Provides Power For Off-Grid Communities

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The Power Turtle repurposed shipping container system is pretty cool! It’s a shipping container power system for off-grid communities to boost local economies, connect people to the Web and power schools. James van der Walt seeds micro-generation South African James van der Walt came up with the idea in 2014, where a 3kW solar array sits…

Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

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A community project in a depressed town in Tasmania is using repurposed shipping containers to help build the community out of poverty.  One in four people in Break O’Day, Tasmania live below the poverty line. With this comes high rates of social exclusion, mental health problems and a lack of direction for the town’s kids….

Running Horse Wines Container Cellar Door Celebrates Landscape and Wine

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Just 157km north of Sydney, the Running Horse Wines is a shipping container cellar door that helps visitors celebrate the astounding landscape in which the vines grow, as well as enjoying the wines themselves.  Vineyard owner David Fromberg started out as a jockey but as the years went on found it harder and harder to…

Batemans Bay Container Home: Super Cheap Need Not Be Super Ugly!

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Shipping container construction can mean that you get considerably more bang for your buck than a traditional housing construction system. The Batemans Bay shipping container holiday home on Australia’s south coast is really a case in point – let’s have a look at the place.  Hiring a famous name architect can still be cheap Mona…

Stand Out Shipping Container Hotels in Australia and Beyond

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Here at the Gateway Gazette we love to show you the best that has been done with shipping containers. Today we’ll have a jaunt around the globe to see four of the most outstanding shipping container hotels in the world.  Let’s start here in Australia with the Hougoumont hotel in Fremantle, drop by Contained in…

Container Studio Where Richard Fearless Makes Magic With Music

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Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless has a habit of leading the way in modern music. In his new shipping container based studio he has recently created his new solo album using his collection of synthesisers. Reminded he is not the only person on the planet late at night by the factories on this still-industrial length…

Shipping Container Watchtowers For Surf Lifesaving Clubs & Watersports

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After much battling with local aesthetes the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club in South Australia has had the plans approved for a new shipping container surf watchtower.  While not new, the idea is a good one.  For a relatively low cost the community organisation can get their lifeguards high enough to, not only watch the…

4 Years to Plan – 4 Months to Build a Shipping Container Home

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  While building his shipping container home in downtown Hamilton in Canada might have only taken a few months, it took four years of battling bureaucrats to get to that point. Sometimes a town’s councillors are harder to crack than physically putting a building together! Bureaucracy baffles brains… Broadcaster and NGO professional Geoffrey Young wanted…