Shipping Container Buildings

May 12, 2010, 8:43 am


Dunford, A. (2010). Shipping Container Buildings. Retrieved from


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John Simmis wrote: 11-16-2010 10:57:20

If you are considering modular or prefab home, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers - availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their "elegance/grace". 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. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

Aerin Dunford (Author) wrote: 05-12-2010 07:40:08

Thanks for your comment Chet! We are working on developing this space as a place for upcyclers and changemakers to share their ideas, become inspired and catalyze a shift in the way we think about our waste. As my new favorite slogan goes: "Waste no more garbage!".

Chet Dube wrote: 05-12-2010 04:50:23

What an amazing reuse of materials...just within minutes of browsing your site, my imagination and pragmatic mind have both been expanded. You all are amazing! Thank you for your expression and ingenuity! I can clearly see that you are all up to transforming our World.