Shipping Container Homes by Container City

A clip from History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” about London’s Container City – a project which utilises end of life shipping containers into habitable accomodation.

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25 thoughts on “Shipping Container Homes by Container City

  1. @scottyd71981 because as you build higher from the ground, you are building a larger circle. Technically it would take more.

  2. Amazing so simple yet we continue to destroy woodland and forests to make way for huge greenhouse gas dumping homes big enough for 6 full family’s to live in. we need to re think things like these people did, less is more and let go of a lot of your meaningless items live a simpler life you will live longer and happier. GO GREEN lol

  3. If you are considering modular or prefab home, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles…

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  5. So what causes a container to be ‘out of commission’ for it’s intended purpose? What’s causes such a surplus and are they mechanically damaged or compromised? I can’t find the answer to that simple question anywhere…

  6. @scottyd71981 because the Earth is round, 8 ft higher and you’re dealing with a larger circle with a larger circumference.

  7. Ask any insurance company…”what are the most expensive components in a house?” And they will tell you: Fixtures, Finishes, Doors and Windows. That is, every part that does not come with a ISO container. Then consider, the labor to cut very heavy gauge steel, insulate it for sound and temperatures, and the reality is, you pay MORE per square foot than building from scratch. However if you put a bed, chairs and your TV in a basic container, without making too much fuss it will work great. Uck!

  8. @My1968Impala – I’m told it’s purely economic. It’s cheaper to make new containers in China since they ship more goods to the US than we ship back. So why not collapsable container designs that don’t take up room on the ship so they can be sent back to the Far East for reusage? Seems like a lot of green environment initiatives have a catch 22. Off topic: electric cars need electricity and here in VA, electricity comes from the rain forest trees and nuclear. So is electric better than gas?

  9. collapsable containers are a really good idea, but if they are collapsable then you comprimise stability, sturdiness, reliability, long shelf life, and im sure the list continues. but it would be really nice though!

  10. @scottyd71981 understand what you’re saying…it’s just douchebag wordplay that they use on tv, hence if you were to just say 16 foot wall it doesn’t sound as big as 8 foot wall..TWICE, ya know

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