Cottonwood Meadow Hybrid Container Home on Sierra Nevada Blueberry Farm


Kyle and Hannah have been building a hybrid container home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California where they are attempting to grow blueberries. Their blog at chronicles the design, site preparation, and construction of the home that incorporates shipping containers with traditional construction methods and their previous home that was relocated onto the new property.


By |July 25th, 2013|Container Design|3 Comments

This Summer – Take Your Family Cargo Container Camping


Looking for a green way to spend your summer vacation this year? Less than a one-hour drive east of Seattle, Washington, you can find the Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground nestled in the Tolt River-John MacDonald Park, which is run by King County Natural Resources and Parks.

The Tolt Campground unveiled its first new Camping Container last September, an upcycled surplus 24-foot shipping container that utilizes recycled and sustainable materials to provide comfortable accommodations to visiting families (it sleeps up to four in a double/single futon bunk bed and a futon chair that converts to a single bed).


By |June 18th, 2013|Container Design|2 Comments

Zigloo Domestique is First Canadian Shipping Container Home


Residential designer, Keith Dewey, has designed what is considered to be the first shipping container building in Canada: a home in which he lives with his wife and daughter in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Built on a 42 by 40 foot lot, the home comprises 2,000 square feet of living space and was constructed of eight twenty-foot shipping containers that were modified to include windows, doors, and a “proper roof.”


By |June 14th, 2013|Container Design|10 Comments

Collision Works Shipping Container Hotel Opens FIRST CONTAINER in Detroit

Design and Images copyright of the architects - Koop architecture + media

Design and Images copyright of the architects – Koop architecture + media

Celebrating its grand opening in the Eastern Market area of Detroit on May 19, 2013, where visitors came from as far away as Berlin and Paris, FIRST CONTAINER, the first structures for a planned 36-unit boutique hotel and community space that is being built from upcycled shipping containers has garnered national attention as the “most important hotel in America.” Collision Works is being made possible by funding from a Kickstarter campaign and partnership with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and Eastern Market Corporation.


By |June 6th, 2013|Container Design|2 Comments

Melbourne Festival to Feature Shipping Container Display in Urban Coffee Farm


Young members of the HASSELL design firm have partnered with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to bring the story of coffee production to the Red Stairs public amphitheater on the banks of the River Yarra in Queensbridge Square. The Australian festival, which runs from March 1 to 17, 2013, is celebrating its twentieth year of annual and year-round events that spotlight local food and beverage venues, as well as local agriculture and outdoor markets.


By |April 26th, 2013|Container Design|0 Comments

Mixed Use Shipping Container Structure to be A First in St. Louis


Shortly after returning from Italy, where he was project manger on several villa rehabilitations, to St. Louis, Missouri, developer Patrick Barnidge has started  his own firm, Delsa Development, under which he has proposed a mixed-use container structure.


By |April 3rd, 2013|Container Design|4 Comments