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Keep Out The Cold (Or Heat) By Insulating Your Container Building

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If you are to spend any time in your container building as an office or living space you should always consider insulating the shipping container or containers. This can be done in a number of ways depending on your requirements for the container building and what kind of climate it will be situated in. 4…

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…

Shipping Container Skyscrapers – Are They Really Viable?

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Architects, planners and designers in the Indian megacity of Mumbai are planning what might be the first structurally sound and sustainable shipping container skyscraper in the world. While there have been plenty of concept shipping container skyscrapers designed, we’ve still yet to see something actually built – mainly due to the limitation of stacking shipping…

Top Shipping Container Hotels from Around the World

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Chances are that when you are thinking of your next holiday, a shipping container is the last thing on your mind. But for some intrepid (and luxury) holiday makers, this is exactly where they will be sleeping. Shipping containers are popping up all around the world as funky, multicoloured accommodation at every price point. It…

Costing Out a Shipping Container Build – What Does It Involve?

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Thinking about building your own shipping container home or building? We know you have, otherwise you wouldn’t be spending all your time on a blog focused exclusively on shipping containers. But one thing is curiously missing from many shipping container websites – and that’s the actual costs when it comes to building a shipping container home….

Creating Community: Tiny Houses & Shipping Container Architecture

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In an age of rising house prices, the average family’s dream house can often be unobtainable. Throw environmental and sustainability factors into the mix and you have the perfect scenario for a growing tiny house movement. What is a tiny house you ask? Well – it’s exactly what it sounds like, small living spaces that…