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Shipping Container Homes Causing a Buzz Among Sydney Self-builders

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Land prices are hitting $1,000 a square metre in Sydney and house prices are just getting obscene, so Sydneysiders are increasingly turning to container homes as a solution to the problem of getting somewhere decent to live. Land prices Business Insider Australia reported last year, “the median vacant residential lot price surged by 6.5% in…

Shipping Containers Enable a Career Change From Firefighter to Architect

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Regan Foster was off work due to injury as a firefighter in Denver, Colorado when he hit on an idea: why not build himself a large new house out of shipping containers? The results were so good he quit his day job and became a building General Contractor. Regan Foster container residence The home isn’t…

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…

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…

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…

General Rules to Observe When Designing Your Shipping Container Home

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Here at Gateway Gazette we have shown some fantastic pieces of shipping container architecture. However, almost every single one of those buildings have had to get past their local council. Without getting too bogged down in detail, this article sets out some general rules to observe when designing your shipping container home, wherever you live…