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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…

Get Off-Grid With a Shipping Container Home

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Off-the-grid living is becoming more and more popular for a wide variety of reasons, whether they be social, political or simply financial. Having your own self sufficient piece of paradise, without being beholden to the water or electrical company provides freedom, as well as reliability. What started as simply a movement to disconnect from the…

Shipping Container Offices – The Perfect Pop Up Workplace

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Is your business expanding? Quality, scalable office space can be hard to find and most businesses simply don’t have the time for a costly office move that interrupts day to day business.  Shipping containers on the other hand can be utilised to provide additional home or business office space that is cost effective, quick to…

Go Glamping in a Recycled Shipping Container Cabin

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These days you can’t go to a festival without running into someone who is raving about going “glamping” over the summer, whether it’s in a teepee, a yurt, or a crazy campsite that’s got more luxuries than your own suburban home. But what exactly is glamping anyway? And what does it have to do with shipping…

Creating a Shipping Container Sized 3D Printer

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A few years ago 3D printing was nothing more than a gimmick, now it’s an industry in itself allowing businesses and individuals to construct custom components and rapidly mock up prototypes cheaply and effectively. No longer are 3D printers restricted to simple small objects, now they can just as easily be mocking up the latest…

The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Container Restaurants

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Each and every year the list of shipping containers that have been customised to create restaurants, whether pop up or permanent, grows and grows. Sure we’ve written about this topic before, but food is awesome, and shipping containers full of food that is ready for our bellies at lunch time is even more awesome. So…

Shipping Containers: Housing the Homeless

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The statistics for homelessness in Australia are scary. According to Homelessness Australia there are over 100,000 people who are homeless in Australia, while 1 in 200 people are currently homeless. That’s a staggering 0.5% of the total population. Of these 56% percent are male, while 44% are female and a disproportionate amount are Aboriginal or Torres…