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Shipping Containers Outfitted to Become Temporary Housing for Canada’s Workers

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A British Columbia-based modular home company, BigSteelBox, has unveiled a series of temporary living quarters for workers made out of shipping containers. The housing was built to house Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) workers in a work camp and is designed to offer them all the comforts of home, while LNG carries out the new liquid natural gas projects in Northern B.C.
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A Stackable Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

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The Hong Kong-based architecture firm OVA Studio recently unveiled their plans for a so-called Hive-Inn, which is a hotel build from shipping containers. Their plans call for a structure, which can be added to or removed from by simply adding or removing the shipping container units at need, and in relation to current demand. Apart from serving as a hotel, the project would also have other applications, such as emergency relief housing or medical care units. In other words, the shipping container rooms can be shipped to any location and used for a variety of purposes.
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Awesome Modern Shipping Container Home

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Another shipping container home design worth noting is Caterpillar House (or Casa Oruga in Spanish), which is located in the hills just outside of Santiago, Chile. This home was designed by architect Sebastián Irarrázaval from Chile and it was constructed using 12 recycled shipping containers. Among other sustainable features, the one that stands out the most is the use of passive cooling, which replaces classic, energy-gobbling air-conditioning.
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Best Container Houses in the World

Shipping container architecture is much more than just buying a used cargo container, cutting some holes for windows and doors and calling it a home. Amazingly beautiful houses have been built using these eco-friendly building blocks. Below you will find eight examples of shipping container architecture done right.

1. Containers of Hope

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Useful Shipping Container House Ideas and Plans

When it comes to building a home out of a shipping container you have a lot of options. Despite the fact that a standard shipping container is just a rectangular box, usually measuring about 8 feet by 40 feet, they can easily be transformed into cozy and even spacious homes. Below you will find a few useful shipping container home plans to demonstrate everything that is possible. Some of these plans can even be purchased from the owners.

1. DIY Container home in West Asheville

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Ekocenters Made of Shipping Containers Bringing Clean Water to Areas in Need

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In late 2013, Coca Cola in partnership with several global and local organizations, began deploying so-called Ekocenters, which are primarily mobile clean water sources. These Ekocenters are build out of shipping containers and their main aim is purifying water and delivering it to developing communities across the world with a special focus on groups within the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), which is the largest, and also poorest socio-economic group in the world, comprised of about 4 billion people living on less than $2 a day.
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