Containerwerk, a building startup, is turning old shipping containers into 21 micro-apartments. These micro-apartments will be available to visitors of the town of Wertheim, Germany. The apartments are called “My Home,” and each apartment is built out of a retired storage container. The containers are situated in groups of 3 and a layer of timber …

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Las Vegas welcomed a new kind of housing village  – where the houses are made out of abandoned shipping containers. Re-purposing the containers provides affordable homes for the veterans as well as a sense of community.  The repurposed storage containers are located in Share Village, better known as Veterans Village. Arnold Stalk, the founder, says …

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Homeless aid is getting cities to think about creative ways to quickly help those in need. Cities are looking for ways to build affordable housing and reduce the homelessness rate. Shipping container homes may be the homelessness relief our cities need. Many places, like Los Angeles and Tokyo, have already started using shipping containers to …

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It seems the chronic homelessness situation in America’s cities somehow isn’t improving fast enough. It is also a source of endless debate. However, there are some cities in this country like Los Angeles and urban Southern California, and even worldwide like Tokyo and London, have been replacing debate with action. These cities have been experimenting …

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At this point, we’ve all thought about owning a shipping container home. It just seems so affordable, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly. So, of course we’d want to live in one! But, what about building a shipping container home? As in, building your very own shipping container home. Sound easy? Yes and no… let’s explain. Building a …

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The concept of building a home out of used shipping containers is an increasingly popular trend among aspiring homeowners that wish to create a unique property at a lower price. When done right, there is no doubt that it can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Nonetheless, knowing how to build a …

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We’ve certainly seen a rise in shipping container home construction over the last few years. It’s something that everyone seems to be latching on to. Why is that, though? Could it simply be because it’s something new and exciting like a trend. Does that mean it will go away? At this rate, it doesn’t seem …

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The concept of shipping container homes seems pretty cut and dry. There really isn’t much to it! However, there are certainly a shipping container home myth or two floating around that we want to get squared away. Without further ado, let’s clarify some of the shipping container myths. Shipping Container Home Myths Myth 1: Every …

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