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4 Years to Plan – 4 Months to Build a Shipping Container Home

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  While building his shipping container home in downtown Hamilton in Canada might have only taken a few months, it took four years of battling bureaucrats to get to that point. Sometimes a town’s councillors are harder to crack than physically putting a building together! Bureaucracy baffles brains… Broadcaster and NGO professional Geoffrey Young wanted…

Boomerang Container Home in Wye River

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Now for something that shipping container architecture does very well: a radical, stunning new home on stilts in Wye River, Victoria.  A weekend retreat with a difference Designed by Studio Edwards architects, this home consists of three, 20ft shipping containers that are in a boomerang shape, cantilevered on stilts on the hillside above the ocean. …

Nashville Goes Modular: 83 Freight Shipping Container Apartment Development

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While famous for its music culture Nashville, Tennessee in the USA has much of the same problems with housing affordability as any city in the world. Broke up-and-coming musicians, for example, just can’t afford to live where the action is! The answer seems to be in modular shipping container construction.  83 Freight The 83 Freight…

Using Container Homes to Tackle UK Housing Inequality

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There’s a housing crisis in the United Kingdom with the wealthy forcing housing prices far above what ordinary people can afford. The solution in the eyes of Yorkshire based REACH Homes may well be in building ultra energy efficient, ultra affordable shipping container homes.  The UK housing crisis For several decades there has been a…

Container Conversion: Brisbane Workers Cottage, 40 Jensen Road Banyo

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A Brisbane workers cottage in the desirable suburb of Banyo has been converted into ultramodern shipping container architecture by a couple who rebuilt the place themselves using shipping containers. On the market for offers around $590,000, it is in just the right place for Brisbane airport staff and pilots as the local International airport is…

Project Xenia – A School Library of Two Shipping Containers

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Pupils in the English North Somerset town of Clevedon have got together to fundraise for a new library consisting of two shipping containers.  Clevedon is a sleepy seaside town on the Bristol Channel close to Avonmouth Docks, a medium sized port near the city of Bristol. It has a rich maritime heritage, that the pupils…

NZ Chiefs: Shipping Container Corporate Boxes at Waikato Stadium

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Top New Zealand rugby team the New Zealand Chiefs are to have 14 shipping container corporate hospitality boxes installed just eight metres from the goal line of Waikato Stadium.  Liked or loathed by ordinary rugby fans, corporate hospitality is a major money earner for rugby teams – in the Chiefs’ estimate, some 75% of their…

Container Social Housing in the Most Expensive City in the World

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Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world in terms of housing prices relative to average income. Not everyone can afford a US$900,000 apartment, and those who face crises such as a lost job can be in real trouble very quickly. The authorities looked around the world for solutions to the problem and…