Wednesday, June 29, 2011

La Boite Cafe Shipping Container Austin TX

La Boite is built from a re-purposed 20 foot shipping container. The concept was borne from the desire to re-use existing materials and to provide a clean, functional space.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


MDU is a 40ft shipping container that has been modified into a relocatable dwelling. The container accommodates several modules for various functions such as cooking, washing and sleeping. These modules sit within the container so that during transportation the MDU largely resembles any other container sitting on a ship or a dock.Once the MDU has been delivered to a site, the modules slide out of the container like extrusions and create an inner hallway in the newly created void inside the container.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Stefan Sous mirror container

Stefan Sous, Versailles, 2011, - the Dusseldorf-based artist Stefan Sous designed an interior as exterior mirror housings container as sculpture

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Asbury Park Boardwalk Container Shops

Asbury Park Boardwalk Container Shops
Asbury Park, NJ will become home to four awesome new pop-up shipping container shops this summer. Designed by Madison Marquette, the containers were salvaged from a shipyard and painted to fit in with the boardwalk‘s other bright and colorful stores. The versatile containers are 100% recycled and are sure to add to the Jersey Shore’s goals of becoming a low carbon footprint destination.

Monday, June 20, 2011

SMALLisSMART container based HOUSE

SMALLisSMART container based HOUSE

This shipping container based house has been produced to show that the recycling of shipping containers can provide comfortable to luxury very economical living, and to show that we can down-size from McMansions! As a result of the interest in this project, We have recently designed a house for 2 persons in a 20 ft container. Yes, it has a full bathroom and kitchen,  sleeping for 2 and a 2 meter long desk for students who need study space.
SMALLisSMART HOUSES are ideal for owner builders 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Container Home Info

If your considering building a Shipping Container Home you must watch this free video on stacking & side wall modifications.

There is absolutely nothing new about Shipping Container Homes, except perhaps the fact that they are finally breaking into the mainstream building marketplace.

What this type of information does have the potential to do however is save you the pain and heartache that we ourselves experienced by learning these lessons the hard way by making more than our share of mistakes.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MUVBOX Concept Shipping Container resturant

Hard to believe but when it opens-up in under a minute and transforms into a restaurant, a pop-up store or an art gallery, you'll believe it. It's called MUVBOX because it can be moved. Since it is not set permanently in the ground, there is no need for building permits. It can be dropped anywhere, with relative ease, without a large truck cabin lingering around taking up space. Daily opening and closing and table set-up is simple. And the whole container can be easily transported by road, rail or sea.

Created out of an old shipping container and powered by solar energy, this application of the MUVBOX concept in Old-Montreal is a modern-day reinvention of the old-fashioned canteen. Each night the MUVBOX vanishes back into its cube, and redeploys early the next morning at the touch of a button, in less than two minutes!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Christchurch Dairy Store

In the wake of the Earthquake disaster that struck Christchurch NZ, they are using ISBUs Shipping Containers to house temporary stores, here's a great story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunset Cargotecture Home, very nice ISBU

Sunset Cargotecture Home
Shipping container home ISBU built in a 20" shipping container, even the yellow colour is kind of cool.
Not sure on the doors opening both side it takes away valuable storage space, but non the less its very good.