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Fun Facts About Shipping Containers

What we now recognise to be shipping containers didn’t exist before 1956. In fact, before the standardisation of the modern shipping container, a myriad of crates, pallets, boxes and barrels of varying shapes and sizes were used for shipping goods across the world. This was a costly and highly inefficient approach. During the 1950s this…

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Shipping Container Transformations – Instagram Accounts We Love

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We’ve all heard the proverb, the meaning being of course that something which is considered to be worthless by one person may be considered valuable by another. This is certainly true in the case of unused shipping containers and over the last few years the number of people…

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How To Make Your Shipping Container Home Energy Efficient

When it comes to our living spaces and lifestyle choices there are two distinct trends which have gained considerable traction over the past few years. The first is a shift from the traditional bricks and mortar idea of living – with alternatives such as vans and shipping container homes rapidly increasing in popularity. The second…

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Top 10 Inspiring Shipping Container Homes

Once a very niche market, shipping container homes are becoming more and more common, increasingly innovative, and wildly more adventurous in their design. And it’s little wonder why – they’re often relatively inexpensive, highly versatile and potentially environmentally friendly building blocks that can be picked up and moved with relative ease. We’ve scoured the globe,…

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Innovative And Creative Ways To Reuse Old Shipping Containers

Conservative estimates suggest that there are 17 million intermodal shipping containers currently in circulation, around 5 million of which are actively traversing the globe as air, ocean or land freight (source), carrying roughly 90% of all traded goods (source). Other estimates suggest that there may be as many as 530 million shipping containers located around…

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