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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…

Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

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A community project in a depressed town in Tasmania is using repurposed shipping containers to help build the community out of poverty.  One in four people in Break O’Day, Tasmania live below the poverty line. With this comes high rates of social exclusion, mental health problems and a lack of direction for the town’s kids….

Running Horse Wines Container Cellar Door Celebrates Landscape and Wine

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Just 157km north of Sydney, the Running Horse Wines is a shipping container cellar door that helps visitors celebrate the astounding landscape in which the vines grow, as well as enjoying the wines themselves.  Vineyard owner David Fromberg started out as a jockey but as the years went on found it harder and harder to…

Shipping Container Watchtowers For Surf Lifesaving Clubs & Watersports

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After much battling with local aesthetes the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club in South Australia has had the plans approved for a new shipping container surf watchtower.  While not new, the idea is a good one.  For a relatively low cost the community organisation can get their lifeguards high enough to, not only watch the…

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…

Shipping Container Pop Up Shops in Vancouver

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One great thing about repurposed shipping containers is that they are almost endlessly versatile. As shown in The Shipping Container in Vancouver, Canada, the very same unit can have a variety of guises over time – this one is being converted several times into different pop up retail and food outlets.  The Shipping Container The…