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6 Awesome Educational Uses for Modified Shipping Containers

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When it comes to the education sector, preschools, primary schools, high schools, technical institutes and universities are always seeking more space and modified shipping containers are the perfect solution for meeting these growth needs. Whether it’s temporary storage, or a full blown student village, second hand shipping containers can be modified and repurposed for virtually…

Modified Shipping Containers Are Popping Up Everywhere In Retail

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Second hand shipping containers are used for a wide variety of retail applications around the word. Modified shipping containers are the ideal way for retailers to create “pop up” stores in all sizes, from a “food truck” sized cafe, to a giant mall! Re:START Shipping Container Mall in Christchurch, New Zealand Much of Christchurch’s central…

Disaster Prepping: Build a Bunker from a Second Hand Shipping Container

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TV shows like The Walking Dead and National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” have created an increased interest in disaster prepping, survivalism and building underground bunkers. The internet is full of videos and articles discussing how to build an underground bunker out of a second hand shipping container. Once its constructed you can hide out in the…

Modified Shipping Containers in the Mining Industry

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Mining in Australia is one of our main primary industries and a significant contributor to the Australian economy. The mining sector employs around 2.2% of the Australian labour force, with the vast majority being based in more remote areas of the country away from traditional infrastructure. Modified Shipping Containers are the perfect solution for many…

Modified Shipping Containers: Military & Defence Applications

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Believe it or not, modified shipping containers were a military invention long before they started life as a core part of international, intermodal transportation of consumer goods. Starting with the Australian army in World War II, then later with the American Army, early types of shipping containers were used in the transportation of military items…

Modular Construction – Innovative Container Use Around the World

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Modular construction using recycled shipping containers are an excellent way to ensure that your home grows with your family. Recycling shipping containers is an eco friendly way of modular construction that allows you to add or remove rooms or building elements as required. Around the world people are moving towards pre fabricated, durable, modular homes,…

Converted Shipping Containers – Why Do They Make Unique Homes?

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Converted shipping containers are taking the housing market by storm. Using their design ingenuity, architects are turning used shipping containers into efficient, flexible and affordable green buildings. These buildings range from houses and small home offices, to vacation homes and spare rooms. In the past used steel shipping containers were normally abandoned at shipyards, sometimes sitting…

Shipping Container Conversions – 7 Steps To Make Your Dream Home

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Modern, green architecture has evolved into using alternative methods and structures rarely thought of as suitable living quarters before. Many people are now looking at shipping container conversions as a way of building modern, eco-friendly homes. Twenty or forty feet long, eight feet wide, and about eight feet high in general, shipping container conversions can…