Shipping Container Living News



The Shipping Container Living News page will keep you in the loop on what is happening in the world of shipping container living, homes and conversions.

Here is a taste of some of the things we will be covering:

  • Find where to source shipping containers, used, or new for your conversion project.
  • The good, the bad and even the odd failure - all part of the learning process in taking on new building forms and technologies.
  • Latest stories and pictures from others who are undertaking container conversions.

You can read our updates below...

Cargo Container Modular Home - San Antonio

image courtesy of Poteet Architects

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Shipping Containers for Sale

Looking to buy a new shipping container? You'll find plenty of companies with shipping containers for sale at your nearest port.

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Shipping Container Homes

Can a shipping container homes really be successful as permanent accommodation? Come on a journey with me to find out..

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The Changing Face of Residential Solar Electric Power - Energy Storage

The changing face of residential solar electric power is seeing a global shift as the energy storage market grows from a fledgling to what will become a multi billion dollar industry.

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Green Roofs

Considering an earth/living roof for a renovation or new design? Come on a journey with me to learn about green roofs in readiness for a container conversion.

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Container Conversion Roofing Options

Thinking about a container conversion? You'll need to consider your rooflines and how prominent or hidden they will be.

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Container Homes

Interested in container homes? Great, let us show you some examples of shipping container conversions across the world. ..

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My Storage Container Home

So my storage container home started as an idea in my head, and developed from there..

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Completed Container Conversion - Grenada

In 2011, I took a used shipping container and turned it into a workspace away from my home that I could use to write and connect with my thoughts. It was

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Shipping Container Wetroom Bathroom

Thinking about a wetroom for your shipping container bathroom? There are a few extra considerations with a wetroom, but it does allow you to make a small space seem larger.

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Shipping Container Dimensions 20ft

Need shipping container dimensions for a container conversion or planned project? 20ft containers come in a couple of variations, here are their sizings..

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Join the Community

Want to become a part of the Shipping Container Living community? We have an vibrant and active Facebook community and invite you to join and take part in the discussions happening everyday..

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A Powerful Lesson

In case you missed it over on our Facebook page- an important lesson that we can all learn from..

Apartment with Shipping Container Pods

Warehouse apartment in San Francisco with shipping container pods - home office and guest bedroom.

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Lessons in Container Building

A valuable lesson (or two) for all aspiring container builders in this story by Patrick.

It highlights the importance of starting a dialogue with your council alongside some great pics of the building process..

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The Miter Box Tiny House

The stylish Miter Box tiny house, constructed by Shelterwise, and its all on wheels.

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Bunny Lane Container Home

The unique container home within a home, designed by Adam Kalkin, called Bunny Lane.

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Double Storey Container House

This double storey container house in New Jersey by Adam Kalkin upcycles shipping containers into a comfortable and modern home.

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Pic of The Week

A different kind of container conversion..

Insulating Shipping Containers

Want to build with shipping containers? Any container build will need to consider insulating the shipping containers so that the space is comfortable.

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Container Build In Action

Just in case you missed it over on our Facebook page, we are excited to have found a container conversion that is being filmed and written about..

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