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Urban Agriculture and Shipping Containers

Did you know that by 2050 more than twice as many of our current population will be living in cities or urban areas?  An increasing population needs to be fed and the world needs to create more food. Rising costs of production on traditional farms due to such things as drought or flood and increased […]

What You Should Know About Corten Steel

If you’ve ever wondered how shipping containers withstand the harsh and often damp environments they are used in without rusting away, the secret to their longevity may very well be in the type of steel used in their construction: Cor-Ten steel. What is Cor-Ten Steel?Cor-Ten steel is a weathering steel traditionally used in the construction […]

How To Build a Level Foundation for your Shipping Container

In an earlier post, Top 8 Points to Consider When Buying or Hiring a Shipping Container, we discussed the need for a level foundation to place your shipping container on. Whether you’re hiring a container for a short term storage solution or buying a container as a workshop or shed, it’s important that you plan […]

More Storage Space, FAST!

Shipping containers for temporary storage. Businesses across Australia are making smarter decisions this year when it comes to finding cost effective solutions for temporary storage and warehousing. With the lead up to the holiday season putting pressure on many businesses to come up with extra space fast, hiring shipping containers for temporary warehousing purposes is […]

Top 8 Shipping Container Homes

1. Redondo Beach HouseSnapshot-Location: Redondo Beach, California USAClient: Anna and Sven PirklDesigner/Architect: Peter DeMaria of DeMaria DesignCost: $125/sq ftDistinction: 2007 American Institute of Architects – Excellence in Design/ Innovation Award 2007Use of Shipping Containers: 8 Shipping Containers used, varying sizesSize: 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 BathroomsFeatures: Spacious living room with 20-foot ceilings, in-ground shipping container swimming pool, glass-panel […]

Shipping Container Coffee Shop

A bustling line of coffee-lovers at your doorstep each morning is every coffee shop owner’s dream. For Rick Caspersen of Mambo Coffee, this dream had become a reality, but it also brought about a challenge with wait times for morning coffees climbing to 20 minutes. How to cater to peak hour demand without breaking the […]

Top 8 Tips for Buying or Hiring a Shipping Container

SizeShipping containers measuring 6m (20ft) and 12m (40ft) long are the most cost effective options when considering what size to buy. Containers with these lengths are the most commonly used in the shipping industry and are therefore the most readily available. Smaller sizes such as 10ft containers are usually cut down from larger containers and […]

Shipping Container Converts Into Cafe in Under 2 Minutes

At the touch of a button, a discarded shipping container transforms into a restaurant in under 2 minutes, right before your eyes. This incredible and intriguing creation is called MUVBOX, and has become somewhat of a sensation in Old Montreal, and even across the globe. Inspired by Illy Cafe’s Push Button House, restauranteur and entrepreneur […]

Medical Clinics Go Mobile with Shipping Containers

In the aftermath of devastating natural disasters around the world, shipping containers have often been modified and retrofitted to quickly replace damaged infrastructure. The RE:Start project in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a perfect example of this. But while the residents of Christchurch were once again able to sip lattes and shop ’til they drop in […]

Christchurch’s Shipping Container Shopping Mall

In September 2010 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The earthquake had a devastating effect on the people and economy of New Zealand, and was then followed by an aftershock in February 2011 that destroyed a shopping mall in Christchurch, along with much of Christchurch’s infrastructure.  [[youtube? &link=`http://youtu.be/R3NyfO4PRAg`]] Despite the […]

From Shipping Container to Security Wall

What does it take to supply a 78 bed hospital ship with six state-of-the-art operating rooms producing over 7000 surgical procedures each year in West Africa? The procurement department at the Mercy Ships International Operations Center in Garden Valley, Texas, is charged with the daunting task of shipping medications, lab supplies, hospital equipment, and medical […]

Build a Shipping Container Home

Thinking of building a shipping container home? Alternative housing is not just a new fad. The cost of building materials is rising while traditional supplies such as lumber are dwindling. Sustainable harvesting practices are barely keeping up with the demand for increased housing as populations increase. Moving materials to locations far from urban and suburban […]

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