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Droughts and Soil Erosion – Could Shipping Container Farms Save Us?

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A new shipping container farm has opened in Brisbane, supplying local businesses with herbs and vegetables that may otherwise have had to be imported from far away. The farm owner went into container farming due to drought on his own land. With our ever less predictable climate, there’s a risk that what arable topsoil we…

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…

German International School Sydney Uses Shipping Container Classrooms

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The thought of a shipping container classroom might make you think of something austere and industrial – perhaps something for a state school that’s really strapped for cash? The German International School Sydney (GISS) has developed teaching spaces that would make rival schools jealous. This is shipping container repurposing with real style. GISS background The GISS…

Container Mall Developers Hope to Regenerate Centre of Newcastle, UK

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Could a shipping container mall revive the centre of Newcastle in England? Nearly every city in the world has a carbuncle of derelict land near their centres where antisocial behaviour reigns and the general population avoids. The hope is that by having bars, restaurants and boutique shops in a currently struggling part of the former…

Lifeboat Station In a Shipping Container?

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We’ve touched on some great uses for shipping containers here at the Gateway Gazette. Here’s one of the most purposeful: a lifeboat station in a shipping container. This isn’t some rusty box dragged onto a beach, but is one where the entire lifeboat station and boat are built in the UK and donated to countries…

Burning Man Shipping Container Dorms Supporting Burned Out City

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Here in Australia we know a thing or two about wildfires – they are no joke and are one of the greatest natural threats we have to our property and lives. Could shipping container villages be set up to support people in their first few nights after surviving a blaze? A number of shipping container…

Joshua Tree Residence Made of Shipping Containers Built in 2018

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A British architect has designed a starburst shaped shipping container mansion. The design is being shown at a maritime museum in Australia right now, while there are plans to build it in the California Desert sometime next year. At Gateway Container Sales, we love shipping container architecture! This vast and diverse discipline has turned the…

Getting Away From the Crowds – A Shipping Container Ski Resort in the Caucasus Mountains

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A new ski and yoga resort has opened in the Georgian Caucasus Mountains that is built entirely of shipping containers. Tourists from Europe, the US and Antipodes just don’t visit this place, so if you’re thinking of going to one of the most stunning yet unexplored places in the world, this could well be worth…