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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…

Why Shipping Container Architecture Gets A Big Tick In Our Book

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Surfing the internet you will find a bit of a rebellion taking place among certain factions of architects. Since around 2011 a growing number of them have been questioning the benefits of shipping container architecture. While they have some strong arguments we at Gateway Container Sales aren’t in full agreement. Let’s look at their reasons…

Luxury Shipping Container Houses: How Much Would You Spend on a Container Home?

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Over the last few years we at Gateway Container Sales have written a lot about various types of shipping container homes. They are renowned for being cheap and easy to build, with much of the work done off site before the containers are effectively dropped into position and fitted together. Where low cost high density…

Shipping Container Wine Tasting Centre in Tasmania

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Sometimes an area of astounding natural beauty with minimal human settlement demands exquisite architecture to both compliment and enhance the natural environment. The Devil’s Corner Cellar Door for the Brown Brothers winery in Apslawn, Tasmania does just this. The one-storey main building is composed of a series of repurposed shipping containers with a lookout tower connected to…

Spotlight on a Remote Control, Portable Container Home

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A company has developed a remote control, fold out shipping container workspace or home. This tackles many of the issues and limitations surrounding single unit shipping containers. Looking at a shipping container home, even with a 40ft (2 TEU) container the dimensions are fairly limiting. They are narrow yet long and even with the broad imagination…

3 Reasons Why Shipping Containers Make Great Bug Out Shelters

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As more and more people become concerned with emergency preparedness, shipping containers present an interesting use case as “bug out shelters.” The idea of a bug out shelter stems from the concept of nuclear “fallout shelters.” At its core, it’s essentially a backup location, where someone can temporarily retreat to for protection from natural or…