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Zubabox – A Shipping Container Connecting Refugees to the World

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Here at the Gateway Gazette we look at a lot of Western uses for reused shipping containers, yet by virtue of their solidity and security shipping containers can be used in quite hostile and disconnected environments. An international development charity called Computer Aid understood these attributes in 2010 when it developed its first Zubabox, a…

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…

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…

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…