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Ken Block’s Insane Recycled Shipping Container “Hoonigan” HQ

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Chances are, if you have spent any amount of time on social media, you’ve seen one of Ken Block’s “Hoonigan” series of Gymkhana videos, featuring Ken performing insane feats in a wide variety of ultra high powered vehicles. Ken is, of course, a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division (also known as the…

15 Great Spare Room Ideas That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

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Shipping containers are an ideal way to build a new spare room for your house quickly, cheaply and effectively. You can either modify one yourself if you are into DIY or take a pre-built container “cabin” and repurpose it to your hearts content. By taking a 20 or 40 foot container, adding access doors, windows,…

Skateistan Charity Builds New Facilities from Second Hand Shipping Containers

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What do second hand shipping containers have to do with skateboarding, Afghanistan, Cambodia and at risk youth? A lot once you check out this amazing humanitarian project started by skateboarders Oliver Percovich, Max Henniger, Shams Razi and Sharma Nolan. What is Skateistan? Skateistan is Kabul’s very first skate park. Skateboarding is used as a way…

20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers are all around us, whether it’s in recycled buildings, storing things in the back yard or on the back of a truck taking goods to a local department store. Not a day goes by where you aren’t using something that has been stored in or transported in a shipping container. Plenty of us…

The Best of 2014 – Our Favourite Shipping Container Blog Posts

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It’s been a big year on the blog with over 40 articles published and thousands of visitors getting the latest insights in container shipping, storage, modification and construction. We’ve checked the statistics, counted the comments, shares and tweets and have curated our top 10 container blog posts of the year. Our Top Ten Shipping Container Blog Posts of…

Big Living in a Small Box – The Tiny House Movement

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House sizes around the world vary depending on a wide range of demographics such as: culture, family size, income, land availability and construction materials. A house might be a one room hut in a developing country, or a massive, one hundred room mansion in the hills of Hollywood. For the average family though, it’s a…

Shipping Containers: A Medical Clinic in a Box

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Disease and illness have no boundaries. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, there’s a chance of getting sick and needing urgent medical attention. The problem is, there are many places that it’s simply impossible to build a medical clinic quickly and cost effectively, be it in harsh climates, developing nations or conflict…

Urban Agriculture & Shipping Containers – A Greenhouse in a Box

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Shipping containers have been used to transport food and fresh produce around the world since they first hit the seas over 60 years ago. Times are changing however, and shipping containers are no longer being used just to transport food – they are being used to grow it. Shipping container farms are increasing in popularity…

Simple Steps To Prevent Shipping Container Condensation

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Every year millions of tonnes of cargo are stored and transported in shipping containers, and massive amounts of products are damaged or spoiled due to Shipping Container Condensation and moisture build ups that are often referred to as “container rain” or “container sweat”. Container sweat occurs when the walls of the container are cooled to a…