In Amsterdam, nasty neighbors banished to shipping container ‘scum villages’
Time-out for terrible neighbors? Under a new plan, Amsterdam residents prone to anti-social behavior can be evicted and sent off for a six-month stint at an isolated ‘scum village.’
Everything from pop-up grocery stores to retail space has been plunked down, stacked end to end or vertically challenged to create cheap, environmentally sound and green building alternatives.
Cargotecture: 5 shipping container hot spots
Crate expectations: 11 shipping container housing ideas
Shipping containers can be transformed into a variety of innovative homes and hotels.
It seems that most multi-shipping container homes make use of only 3 or 4 containers. While not cramped by any means, these homes still fall on the petite side when it comes to square footage. The Redondo Beach House from prefab pioneer Peter DeMaria is made from 8 shipping containers. This spacious pad (20-foot ceilings and an outdoor lap pool anyone?) has won coveted architectural awards, making it the definitive shipping container trophy home.
8 eye-catching shipping container homes
A French shipping container home that’s just a little bit country
Located in the middle of the cow-filled French countryside, Patrick Partouche’s Container House Lille is a shipping container home that celebrates instead of obscures its industrial roots.
The Idea House is made from shipping containers, and just $59,500 gets you bamboo flooring, a galley kitchen and a mini-loo.
There are more than 300 million shipping containers sitting empty at ports around the world. Why not make some of them your new home?