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Shipping Container Venue X-Cargo Helps Make Brisbane a Foodie’s Paradise

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In August last year a shipping container eating and drinking hub called X-Cargo opened in Brisbane. The new site both goes head to head with the city’s Eat Street and supports the city in becoming a foodie’s paradise.  X-Cargo Originally planned for opening in 2017 but delayed due to objections from local residents in Fortitude…

Sustainable Container Architecture For A Thailand School

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Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, International Sustainable Developmental Studies Institute (ISDSI) practised what it preached when it built its new campus – it chose to recycle shipping containers and reuse all the off-cut metal.  The school teaches American students about sustainability in the economy, so had to prove its point with the very classrooms in…

Batemans Bay Container Home: Super Cheap Need Not Be Super Ugly!

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Shipping container construction can mean that you get considerably more bang for your buck than a traditional housing construction system. The Batemans Bay shipping container holiday home on Australia’s south coast is really a case in point – let’s have a look at the place.  Hiring a famous name architect can still be cheap Mona…

Abu Dhabi Beats the Heat With Air Conditioned Shipping Container Bus Shelters

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In the fierce heat of the Gulf micro-state of Abu Dhabi standing outside for too long is ill-advised. Temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees C plus so you can sweat buckets as you wait for your bus. The Arab state authorities have long been installing air conditioned bus shelters around the country for the…

Prisoners Build Shipping Container Op Shops for Shakti in NZ

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Prisoners serving time in Auckland are to learn construction skills while converting shipping containers into op shops for the Shakti charity. This is a win-win. The prisoners converting the shipping containers into the shops will be able to learn new skills that will help get them jobs and hopefully stay out of trouble on their…

Are Shipping Container Prisons A Good Idea?

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Let’s look at prisons made out of shipping containers. Those who live a crime free life, with their biggest rebellion having three glasses of wine over dinner instead of just one, may think that prisons should be hellholes for people to rot in. There’s a problem with that – people don’t reform in adverse situations….

Energy Efficient Cocoon Shipping Container Home

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A Greek company, working in conjunction with a natural fibre mattress manufacturer, has developed a 40ft shipping container home that is energy efficient. Cocoon has the container homes on sale for US$65,000 per unit, though if you wish to have more than one container in your block / blocks you should contact the company to discuss…