Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'Lulu' California $4,000 shipping container home

'It's really a shed with windows': Single mother builds $4,000 home using an old shipping container and flatbed trailer California mother 'Lulu' creates 160 sq ft home in former shipping container It’s one of the most innovative uses of a shipping container ever seen - but this single mother’s only child hasn’t quite yet made her mind up about whether she likes living in what is essentially a shed. A California woman calling herself Lulu has created an astonishing 160 sq ft home for $4,000 after turning the structure into a living area with insulation, windows, cabinets, doors, water and heating. The mother decided she needed a bit more space and so she also built a bedroom for her and her daughter on a flatbed trailer from which she can watch the moon rise, reported

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Wardell and Sagan Container Home San Francisco

Wardell and Sagan Container Home San Francisco
Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.
To customize the apartment and containers, Wardell brought in Pat Carson, a furniture designer and builder who shares the couple’s love for travel and industrial design
Story From Dwell

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Container Home, New Haven, Connecticut,

Container Home, New Haven, Connecticut, The frame of the two-family house was fashioned by stacking and welding together six steel shipping containers – yes, those 45-footers that are hoisted onto sea-going vessels or loaded onto 18-wheeler flatbeds – three, side-by-side, for each floor. The interior walls of the containers are being carved out to make way for kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Story from Nashua telegraph

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SG Blocks Container Home

SG Blocks Container Home
nice looking shipping container home, location unkown.
from link at SG Blocks

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rimbey home built from 30 steel shipping containers

The Glennon family’s retirement home might just look like a stack of shipping containers of all different colours from the outside.

But once it’s complete, it will be a sprawling, 5,000-square-foot, four storey building — two levels above ground, a walkout basement and another level below — with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a games and media room, garage and workshop, and two enclosed decks.

A massive garden with a potato crop, chickens, and a trout pond, will surround the residence on the eight-hectare property just outside Rimbey, about 180 kilometres north of Calgary.
Story from Calgary Herald 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Masayuki Kimura, Shipping Container Resturant, RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan

Masayuki Kimura, Shipping Container Resturant, RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan
After the tsunami destroyed his business Japanese man reopens a resturant using a recycled shipping container ISBU as a pop up store.
story published in Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Cashel Mall Containers Christchurch NZ

The new temporary city mall has been open in Christchurch now for a week. Buildings damaged in the earthquake have been demolished and replaced with cargo containers to create a new, temporary, Cashel Mall.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Earth Science Far North Queensland Australia

Earth Science Far North Queensland Australia
Remote accomodation is always a challenge in difficult terrain.
What follows is an example of using two conventional shipping containers to create 90 square meters of living space in dense rainforest adjoining World Heritage Rainforest. The facility, on a nature refuge is used for rainforest research. The terrain is extremely difficult and accessed via a narrow track. In less severe terrain a 40' container might be better value, however the larger container at about 3.5 tonnes would require a much larger truck and a much better road. Unloading would also be a problem.
Shipping containers have wooden, not steel floors. It is important to leave some air space below them in wet environments. When stacking containers, most of the weight is carried by the steel frames around the ends of the container. If you wish to stack containers at right angles additional internal support for the bottom container may be required. Some containers have additional support along their side edges but they are hard to find.
 We used two 6m (20') containers placed 3m (10') apart.

The original roof was damaged in a storm.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tin Can Cabin in northern Wisconsin

Tin Can Cabin in northern Wisconsin
3 x 20 ft shipping container place on concrete lentils in 40 acres of farmland and woods, simple but practice and well done