Sunday, April 9, 2017

Is This The Best Bug Out Shelter?

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What about the idea of using shipping containers as a retreat or “bug out shelter?”
As it turns out, shipping containers offer some distinct advantages in being used for this kind of housing.
First of all, the containers themselves are comparatively inexpensive, when compared to many other building blocks you can use.
They also provide a handful of advantages as a result of their durability. Because shipping containers are made to be stacked and make trans-oceanic voyages, they can certainly withstand a good deal of abuse. This is extremely important for people looking to have a container home shelter as a “getaway spot.”
My friend Dan recently put together a pretty cool guide for people considering the idea. His guide on using shipping containers as bug out shelters walks people through a series of questions that need to be asked (and answered!) before undertaking a project like this. Building locations, financing, foundations, and much more.
If interested, check out his guide here.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2 x Shipping Containers, - The Container Restaurant, - Durango, Colorado,

2 x Shipping Containers, - The Container Restaurant, - Durango, Colorado,

Ska opened The Container in August. The Container takes the form of two industrial shipping containers attached to the south side of Ska’s brewery, 225 Girard St. in Bodo Industrial Park. The bottom container serves as the kitchen and walk-in cooler, with one side open to the indoor tasting room and the other facing the outdoor beer garden. The top container, equivalent to the brewery’s second floor, provides seating exposed to the elements.

https://www.facebook.com/ContainerRestaurant

http://containerrestaurant.com/

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2 Shipping Container Home, - Savannah Project, Price Street Projects, - Florida,

2 Shipping Container Home, - Savannah Project, Price Street Projects, - Florida,
A great example of using 2 Shipping Containers with  section added between the two containers to increase square footage.
This home shows how spacious and modern a project like this can be.
created bu Architect PSP in New York and Florida, the Savannah project makes a very nice small house.

http://www.pricestreetprojects.com/#savannah-project

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Multi Shipping Container Home, - Atira Women’s Resource, - Alexander Street, Vancouver, Canada,

Multi Shipping Container Home, - Atira Women’s Resource, - Alexander Street, Vancouver, Canada,

An affordable housing complex built from a dozen old shipping containers was unveiled in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

The 12 shipping containers on Alexander Street near Jackson Avenue have been converted into apartments by the Atira Women's Resource Society, which bought a lot on the block in 2009. The first shipping container was dropped on the lot at the end of November, and each unit cost $82,500 to build.

The 320-square-foot containers have been stacked three high and feature 290 square feet of living space. Each unit has its own private bathroom, kitchen and in-suite laundry. The homes also have floor-to-ceiling windows, and each floor is linked by an external staircase.

http://www.atira.bc.ca/

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shipping Container Home, - The SurfShack, Hartman Kable, - Grayland, Washington,

Shipping Container Home, - The SurfShack, Hartman Kable, - Grayland, Washington,

The SurfShack, designed and built by Hartman Kable, is an 8x20 foot double ended shipping container on the Washington Coast.
The exterior shell has no modifications and retains it’s original weather-proofing.
The inside is filled with all the functions one would need of a refined shelter while still retaining echoing
the simple box form.
Natural light from the glass doors on either end illuminate the interior space, which extends out onto the
150 ft. deck.
Inside, moving panels fold out of the walls to reveal a full sized bed, couch, table and bench and storage.
The shack also boasts a galley kitchen and water closet with shower.

http://kabledesignbuild.com/home/

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