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Could Mothballed Container Ships Be Used as Fish Farms?

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Two industries have real problems yet might be able to help each other out. Shipping container lines have massive overcapacity while, due to regulations and an infestation of sea lice, the salmon farming industry is facing a rapid fall in output. Could mothballed ships be used as salmon farms? Cargo shipping overcapacity A few years…

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…

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…

What You Need to Know About Placing and Transporting Containers

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So you’ve ordered a new shipping container from Gateway? Congratulations! From ordering your container, you now need you need to think carefully about where and how you are going to place your container when it arrives at its destination. While it is advisable to use a transportation company who are experts at the transportation and placement…

Aussie Shipping Container Home Wins Design Awards

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As shipping container homes increase in popularity they are starting to win awards around the world, including one smart looking shipping container home designed for a section in Bondi. Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture have a bit of a love affair with shipping container buildings and cargotecture in their monthly design competitions. In late 2013 Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture unveiled their…

Avoiding Distaster: 7 Common Shipping Container Building Mistakes And How To Prevent Them

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Time and time again we say that shipping containers make an ideal building block for constructing new homes and offices. While this is true, there are always pitfalls and shortcomings of any building method or construction material. All too often people jump into shipping container projects without doing the proper research beforehand, and can run…

9 Ways to Downsize Your Life & Live in a Shipping Container Home

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We’ve all thought about it before – that there is too much clutter in our house and how nice it would be to drastically downsize everything and live a more comfortable lifestyle. But what exactly does it take to downsize your belongings to an amount that you can comfortably fit inside of a modest shipping container…