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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…

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…

A Blueprint for Building a Bush Container Home – Paul Chambers

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Retired UK Royal Air Force engineer Paul Chambers and his wife Sarah moved to the Australian bush to escape their noisy neighbours in Kent, England. They built their home from scratch using two, 40ft shipping containers, and now have published two e-books that describe the best way to hand build a shipping container home. A…

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…

9 Ways to Downsize Your Life & Live in a Shipping Container Home

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We’ve all thought about it before – that there is too much clutter in our house and how nice it would be to drastically downsize everything and live a more comfortable lifestyle. But what exactly does it take to downsize your belongings to an amount that you can comfortably fit inside of a modest shipping container…

Get Off-Grid With a Shipping Container Home

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Off-the-grid living is becoming more and more popular for a wide variety of reasons, whether they be social, political or simply financial. Having your own self sufficient piece of paradise, without being beholden to the water or electrical company provides freedom, as well as reliability. What started as simply a movement to disconnect from the…