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The Humble Shipping Container – not so Humble!

The Humble Shipping Container – not so Humble!

Recycled, Modern & Stylish – This is a grand statement of “Up Cycle” – Shipping container homes, wow!

Freighter ships around the world are carrying millions of shipping containers at this very moment.  Once they arrive at there destination, the goods are off loaded and often the shipping container will never find its way back home. Fortunately with some great imagination the humble shipping container can take on a new life, in many different ways to create fantastic new homes that will amaze.

The standard sizes for shipping containers in metres are 1.82, 2.43, 3.04, 6.09, 12.19 with two height options of 2.13 or 2.74. These sizes have proven to be very versatile when used for building constructions, as you will see in these creative builds.

In the world today it is estimated that there is over 30 million shipping containers in the world. Approximately 97% of all shipping containers are manufactured in China, not so surprising with much of the world’s products being manufactured in China, and freighted to all corners of the world. It is also estimated that almost 10,000 shipping containers are lost at sea each year during transit. *

It is exciting to see the range of uses these once overlooked “big steel boxes” are now being used for. Here is a small collection of images showing what is being done with a bit of imagination turning shipping containers into homes.

*Information obtained from www.wiki.answers.com

Use this link to check out an amazing luxury home built with 31 shipping containers.

There is nothing square about me! Shipping Container Home

There is nothing square about me! Shipping Container Home

Just Amazing! Shipping Container Home

Just Amazing! Shipping Container Home

Perfect for just hanging around shipping container tree house.

Perfect for just hanging around shipping container tree house.

If you don't like your neighbours, maybe you can pack up your home and leave!

If you don’t like your neighbours, maybe you can pack up your home and leave!

That's just cute! Shipping container home.

That’s just cute! Shipping container home.

 

Shipping Container Home Angled to perfection.

Shipping Container Home Angled to perfection.

Have a steep block, not an problem. Build with Shipping Containers

Have a steep block, not an problem. Build with Shipping Containers

Open to the great outdoors. Weekender Built out of Shipping Containers

Open to the great outdoors. Weekender Built out of Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Multi storey complex.. the sky is the limit.

Shipping Container Multi storey complex.. the sky is the limit.

Not just for homes. Do you want sugar with that. Coffee Store Built out of Shipping Container

Not just for homes. Do you want sugar with that. Coffee Store Built out of Shipping Container

Shipping Container Swimming Pool

Shipping Container Swimming Pool

Shipping Container Built In Pool, bring the pool inside

Shipping Container Built In Pool, bring the pool inside

 

Portable Workshop built out of a Shipping Container

Portable Workshop built out of a Shipping Container

 

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