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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…

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…

Skateistan Shipping Container Facilities: Teaching Kids Through Skating

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Afghanistan has a lot of problems, from extremist Islamists trying to fight their way into government, to years of invasion by different power blocs in the world that have, let’s face it, not done a brilliant job in sorting out that country’s ills. Women and girls face repression on a massive scale due to cultural…

Shipping Container Housing Just Got Real for Indigenous People in Canada

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Could shipping container housing be a solution to house indigenous peoples on their lands and reserves? Millions of people are in unsuitable housing, and as we have discussed on the Gateway Gazette before, converted shipping container housing is a cheap yet comfortable solution for a whole range of housing needs. One tribe in Canada has…

Spotlight on a Remote Control, Portable Container Home

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A company has developed a remote control, fold out shipping container workspace or home. This tackles many of the issues and limitations surrounding single unit shipping containers. Looking at a shipping container home, even with a 40ft (2 TEU) container the dimensions are fairly limiting. They are narrow yet long and even with the broad imagination…

3 Reasons Why Shipping Containers Make Great Bug Out Shelters

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As more and more people become concerned with emergency preparedness, shipping containers present an interesting use case as “bug out shelters.” The idea of a bug out shelter stems from the concept of nuclear “fallout shelters.” At its core, it’s essentially a backup location, where someone can temporarily retreat to for protection from natural or…