Affordable Shipping Container Homes

by DIY Maven

Affordable Shipping Container Homes

How many shipping container homes have we seen on the intertubes? Lots. But have you noticed most seem out of reach to the general ogling public? First there's getting the container and then there is the actual conversion of it into a functional home. Definitely, there are some obstacles on the path to owning/living in one. However, Curbly member and shipping container aficionado Daniel Sokol recently let me know that he is doing the hard parts for us. His

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A Shipping Container Playground.

by Chris Gardner

A Shipping Container Playground.

Over the last few years, shipping containers have been recycled into everything from storage sheds to emergency houses to entire wings of homes. But none seem so useful or poetic or FUN! as Skinners Playground by Phooey Architects in Melbourne. "Many of the structural elements in the Skinners Playground are simply container cut outs that have been repositioned. The stair railings, shade overhangs, and balconies are all parts of abandoned...

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Would you live in a shipping container?

by DIY Maven

Would you live in a shipping container?

There are approximately 250 million shipping containers world wide. At any one time, up to 5% of that figure are actually not being used, sitting idle at docks. What if those empty containers could be converted into temporary housing for disaster victims, or even for people in transition? A non-profit organization called Instant-Built House® is proposing such an idea.

Shipping containers can be rapidly deployed and can withhold just about any...

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