DropBox Inc. Top 5 Shipping Container News Stories from Around the World
We're not the only company in the shipping container modification business. In fact, there are a lot of companies that modify shipping containers into a wide range of solutions. While we may be a little biased in saying that we’re the best at what we do, we can't help but be humbled by the fantastic creations other shipping container modification companies are building these days. With that in in mind, we'd like to use this week’s Shipping Container Mods Blog to share some stories of shipping container modifications from around the world.
1: This Stunning Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours for $125K.
An architect from Seattle wanted to design an off-the-grid shipping container home in the picturesque landscape of Montana. Well, he did it – and from the pictures it looks fantastic! Click the above link, read the article, look at the pictures, and contact your mortgage broker. This beautiful home can be yours!
2: Plans for Container Homes in Hong Kong get a Mixed Reaction from Experts.
Give this article a read to gain insight on what some different opinions are when it comes to using shipping containers as housing. As with anything else there are always going to be pros and cons, and this article discusses many differing views on proposed shipping container solutions to address Hong Kong’s growing population and economic challenges.
3: Invention Solving Worldwide Sewage Woes, Producing Clean Water, Power and Food.
In order to help address some of the concerns created by “rapid, unplanned urbanization” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $1.14 million to install a product called a “NEWgenerator” alongside government-provided modified shipping containers that include showers, sinks, and toilets in Durban, South Africa. The project seeks to alleviate strain that temporary settlements have placed on sewer systems. To learn more about how the NEWgenerator works and why it makes such a great pairing with the shipping container modifications, click the link above.
4: How Shipping Containers are Transforming Housing for the Homeless.
Along the lines of the second article we shared today, and of a very different opinion than some of those represented in the above article, the Los Angeles County Department of Health in California and Aedis Real Estate Group believe that shipping containers will be an efficient and economical way to address chronic homelessness. If you want to know more about what they’ve teamed up to do, click the link above.
5: City Tweaks Rules Affecting Wynwood Arts District
Down in Miami, Florida planning and zoning rules can be pretty strict when it comes to "pop-up” businesses. Della Heiman, the founder of The Wynwood Yard (a community pop-up “hub” of sorts in Miami) recently asked city commissioners to amend current legislation to extend time limits on temporary business structures in order to help spark entrepreneurship and community growth. This article addresses many different types of start-ups, and specifically mentions a full-service restaurant built from modified shipping containers, and a model container home used as a showroom and for event rentals.
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we did, and if you have some ideas in mind for your own shipping container modifications, feel free to point-and-click and explore our site to see what we can do for you. You can CONTACT US HERE or give us a call at 740.532.7822.