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Approximately 30 million steel shipping containers are in existence, filled and floating, or standing about empty in a port. Eight feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, the steel shipping container has been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956. Costs of shipping empty containers back to their origin are high, so oft times the containers sit unused in ports. If one lives near a port with abundant containers, then the energy required to transport the steel container to a local building site will be lower than an inland location, far from the port. But buyer beware, as that used container might have been sprayed with insecticides or fungicides inside, and coated with lead or heavy metal paints on the outside.


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Poteet Architects’s client lives in a small warehouse on a former industrial site just outside of San Antonio, Texas. The newly installed shipping container guesthouse is fitted with a bathroom and one side is used as a garden shed. poteetarchitects.com


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Container house with green roof by Poteet Architects. poteetarchitects.com


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Two shipping containers surround a taller common space. The containers house sleeping and work areas while the center space hosts dining, living and a loft above. The Studio H:T project in Nederland, Colorado is off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics to create electricity. www.studioht.com


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Three shipping containers with a common area between (see below). Note the green roof. Architects: Arcgency. Manufacter: worldFLEXhome. Area: 180.0 sqm. Year: 2012. arcgency.com


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Shipping container home, as above. Lots more great photos here (modern, open interior!): arcgency.com



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Rustic Minnesota Container Home
Two twenty foot shipping containers were purchases at $800 each to create a cabin complete with kitchen, dining room, living room with a wood burning stove, laundry room and two queen beds. The two cabins are connected by a middle section loft and roof made out of "(3) 4 1/2" X 11 1/4" fir beams made up of (3) 2X12's thru bolted and glued" and a glass door entrance. The cabin is partially powered by solar power arrays and connected to a rainwater cistern making this building an ecologically sustainable vacation home. Hive Modular, hivemodular.com.


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Shipping Container Home in Ottawa, Canada.
By Idekit Homes: em2espacemobile.com


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A wooden sided container sits atop an existing stone foundation in Portugal. www.archdaily.com



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Sauna with built-in wood storage by WRB, Sweden. www.wrb.se


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The Cross Box, France, comprised of 4 x 40' shipping containers, accommodation totals 1280 sq ft. cgarchitectes.fr



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Containers of Hope, Costa Rica. The roof between the two salvaged containers, is made from the scrap pieces of metal cut out to make the windows. The central roof creates a feeling of openness and provides cross ventilation which is surprisingly sufficient enough to never have to turn the air conditioning on. By Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Lots more images: benjamingarciasaxe.com



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28 donated shipping containers were used to create New Jerusalem Orphanage, a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African children. Designed by 4D and A Architects. facebook.com


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Mobile Dwelling Unit incorporates pop-out elements that extend from the 40-foot long, 8-foot wide core of the home, accordion-style. If and when the home is in transit, the elements — kitchen, bathroom, reading nook, bed, desk, sofa and storage space — fold back into their slots. See picture below. www.lot-ek.com


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The Mobile Dwelling Unit by LOT-EK. The MDU was originally conceived for individuals constantly moving around the globe. The MDU travels with its dweller to the next long term destination, fitted with all live/work equipment and filled with the dweller’s belongings. www.lot-ek.com



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The Manifesto House. Constructed from 85 percent recycled, reused and nonpolluting materials for $118,000, in fewer than 90 days. Two 40-foot shipping containers and two 20-foot shipping containers sided with wooden pallets.


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The Manifesto House was designed by architects James & Mau in Curacavi, Chile.



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The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf invited renowned architects, designers, and artists from around the world to submit existing and new designs for container architecture. www.nrw-forum.de


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The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf invited renowned architects, designers, and artists from around the world to submit existing and new designs for container architecture. www.nrw-forum.de


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The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf invited renowned architects, designers, and artists from around the world to submit existing and new designs for container architecture. www.nrw-forum.de



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Container City, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. www.containercity.com


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Container City, London. Short-life sites can have Container Cities that simply unbolt and can be relocated or stored when land is required for alternative uses. To date this alternative method of construction has successfully created youth centres, classrooms, office space, artists studios, live / work space and retail space. www.containercity.com


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Container City, London. www.containercity.com



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Sugoroku Office in Gifu, Japan. Daiken-Met Architects. www.archisearch.gr



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Keetwonen is the largest container city in the world (1000 units) and is the second most popular student dormitory offered by the student housing corporation "De Key" in Amsterdam. each unit is soundproof and has its own bathroom, kitchen and balcony. See more container projects at: tempohousing.com



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Renault's movable welcoming pavilion in France, provides visitors with information about the automotive manufacturer's history. The structure is made of 15 colorful shipping containers of two different lengths, 12-meter long and 6-meter long units. www.aucoeurdelileseguin.fr



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Container Building. Tony's Farm is an organic farm packing station, visitor center, hotel and office building in one. www.playze.com



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Tony's Organic Farm is in Shanghai. www.playze.com



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Repurposed shipping container drive-thru for StarBucks in Tukwila, Washington. Although drive-thrus are not green, Anthony P., global store design senior manager for Starbucks says the  'reclamation drive-thru was inspired by a desire to help keep items used throughout our supply chain, like old shipping containers, out of the waste stream.' Lots more great pics: www.businessinsider.com


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XbO, habitat for young people on the move by 70ºN Arkitektur, Norway. www.70n.no



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The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf invited renowned architects, designers, and artists from around the world to submit existing and new designs for container architecture. www.nrw-forum.de


Buy One:

Ecopods, Canada: ecopods.ca

Meka World Toronto, Canada. Commissions brand new containers fitted to your desires and then shipped to your doorstep. Some of their container homes are made in China. www.mekaworld.com


Projects:

Travelodge, the budget hotel chain, imported shipping containers from China - complete with bathrooms, plastering and air conditioning units - then stacked them into a 300-room hotel near Heathrow in just three weeks. Uxbridge, England. By Verbus Systems: www.verbussystems.com


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The new Marco Polo can carry 16,000 shipping containers. It does not look like containers are going away anytime soon.



 



 
 

 

 

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Kharmo fabre
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I want to buy one ( 2 beds- 2 baths- 2 ( car garage ). Living -dining ,with a nice modern architectu
Reply #96 on : Thu July 23, 2015, 14:19:43
These container homes, look so nice, I would like buy one . In 3 to 4 months, just before Christmas ....that'll be a nice Christmas gift.
lui woon
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Chongqing Yuke house-supplier of prefabricated container house
Reply #95 on : Fri July 03, 2015, 04:35:32
We are manufacture of prefabricated container house, and flat pack house, prefab house and also light steel house, if you are intersting in this kind of product, please email to [email protected]


modulos prefabricados| casetas prefabricadas| casetas de obra| oficinas prefabricadas| edificios modulares| campamentos mineros| campamento minero
corky reams
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need U.S.A. Partner?
Reply #94 on : Tue June 30, 2015, 15:17:44
I am part of a small collaborative of GC in the southeastern United States and in the Midwest we would love to find any of these companies willing to partner with us in America by sharing plans and helping us with ideas and concepts
Margaret Hatten
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Container Homes
Reply #93 on : Sat June 27, 2015, 15:49:19
I am very interested n this concept for an urban area with 250 vacant lots.
Margaret Hatten
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Container Homes
Reply #92 on : Sat June 27, 2015, 15:48:21
I am very interested n this concept for an urban area with 250 vacant lots.
Luis Marroqun
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Shipping Containers
Reply #91 on : Thu June 25, 2015, 12:56:26
Questions about containers:

This is what you should know and should ask before you buy.




1. Insulated or dry freight container?


2. Look for "one-trip" containers if you are looking for a nearly new look and condition. These containers are usually made in Asia and used once for cargo shipping before being sold. They are often listed as "new" or "like new" but they will have a few scratches from their initial trip.

3. Look for "corten steel" if you want to use containers in inclement weather or near the ocean. This relatively new material is also used in construction projects and it can stand up to more weather without rusting.

4. Look for a "factory paint" label if you want it to be freshly painted, instead of refurbished. Refurbished containers can have problems with paint peeling from rust. Factory paint implies that it has only been painted once, when it was made.

5. A designation as "no shipping label" means that you will not find a large company logo on the container. It is likely painted a single color, without many other markings.

6. A "cargo worthy" container indicates that the unit has been inspected by a cargo surveyor. It has been deemed worthy of ocean cargo transport.

7. Shipping containers that are categorized as "as-is" are the most worn and economical option. It is likely that they have been retired by shipping companies, they have some leaks or damage, they are partially rusted and they have 1 or more shipping labels painted onto them. There is a large supply of as-is shipping containers across the globe, so you are likely to find a good price.

Modified shipping containers are also available at various prices. Many of these containers have been repainted. Other options include roll up doors, heat units, air conditioning units, skylights, security bars, partitions, vents, fans, framing and insulation. Keep in mind that the addition of new doors or windows will compromise the seal and security of the original model.

Other well used containers are classified as "wind-water-tight". Wind and watertight conveys that the seller believes it to be a well sealed container, but it has not been inspected by a surveyor.
LUIS MARROQUIN
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EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS
Reply #90 on : Thu June 25, 2015, 12:43:41
Greetings everyone,

I see there are a lot people interested in building a custom container home. There are a lot of "how to" websites out there but most need you to pay a fee in order to get plans and blueprints.

Our team has managed to get containers at a much lower price. Approx: $1000.00 to $1500.00 each depending on size. Shipping varies depending on how far you may be from a port. (Amber Smith you could have gotten shipping containers a bit more affordable in Texas)

I have made plans to build a 1600 sqft using 6 - 40x8 containers for approx. $55000 to $65000 (not including lot $40000.00) It will have 2 floors, bottom is common area and upstairs are the rooms. There will be a 190sqft deck/balcony.

Most homes in the area with similar dimension cost about 40-50k more. I feel that is a good deal for ANYONE thinking about buying a home.

For more details as to pricing for shipping contianers, blue prints, building plans, etc, please email me to
[email protected]
James Malcom
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Facinating
Reply #89 on : Mon June 15, 2015, 13:55:32
This is a good innovation. I have read somewhere that container homes are much better. There are things that are taken in consideration when comparing the two. But I have read somewhere that the container homes is much better. Here's my source. www.theonlinereviewer.com/container-house.html
Chris W
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Architect for 10 Container Home
Reply #88 on : Wed June 10, 2015, 04:49:51
I would like to know how much it will cost for plans for a 10 container home (Ten 40' containers) 4 bedroom 1 master suite and two mother in law apartments. I have the outline of the look I want but I need a price range for an architect.
Amber Smith
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My Container House Project
Reply #87 on : Fri June 05, 2015, 13:58:26
I'm currently building a container house in Dallas, Texas. We are doing it on our own and definitely learning a lot!
For two containers we paid about 6,000... and yes... they do have a pesticide smell. Two coats of Kilz Primer did the trick! :)
Check out our STEP BY STEP Progress and tips on my blog at the Container House Project Tab!

www.xtracrafty.com
Protainer
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Used Containers
Reply #86 on : Fri May 22, 2015, 00:56:06
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yukehouse
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Container house
Reply #85 on : Thu May 21, 2015, 20:01:31
Container house than the house Easy transportation,I like it exists-en.yukehouse.com
Cynthia plue
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Design/build
Reply #84 on : Mon May 11, 2015, 01:15:52
High function type.
Myles
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Would live more Info
Reply #83 on : Tue May 05, 2015, 01:18:30
I stumbled upon this site as I also stumbled upon the idea for shipping container homes. Anyone know if they available in Alberta or if there was an easy way to learn more on how to save money by designing my own home out of three or four containers. Anyway, I look forward to some more info.
Shanghai Lilong
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Low cost Container Lodge
Reply #82 on : Tue April 14, 2015, 21:01:04
We are based in Shanghai, China and have been producing and modifying custom shipping containers for several customers in China and around the world with very low cost including modification and decoration.

We count with our own factory, engineering and decoration team.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Luigi Utili
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Irvine Ndjavera
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Container travel lodge concept needed
Reply #81 on : Wed April 08, 2015, 05:41:02
Good day

I am planning fro container travel lodge need experts in this area

Regards

Irvine
Rondo Buecheler
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #80 on : Mon March 30, 2015, 18:02:44
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Anonymous
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #79 on : Mon March 16, 2015, 09:55:01
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jANICE
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #78 on : Sat February 28, 2015, 12:56:43
we are building a shipping container home & need help on structural
our Engineer is making it to complicated & costly. Bungalow style 2000 sq feet
How would you place it on the ground & can we make a less complicated roof.
patrick.kaa
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Container homes on a budget
Reply #77 on : Tue February 17, 2015, 02:45:59
Most ppl think building a house like these are impossible and they need a building degree or cert to build one. Its just simply not true. You just need to right materials and building instructions (plans) , my wife found a builders guide to constructing a shipping container home, you can find it here howtobuildashippingcontainerhome.blogspot.co.nz/
Rhys Kane
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Container Builder in Canada
Reply #76 on : Thu February 12, 2015, 13:21:42
www.ladacor.com - We are a Calgary based supplier and manufacturer of “shipping container” based modular buildings, recently completed the largest ‘container’ based hotel in North America, in Sioux Lookout, Ontario
please contact Rhys for details [email protected]
Bonnie Peng
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Manufature Factory in China
Reply #75 on : Mon February 02, 2015, 00:29:27
There are container house made by steel in our factory.We main deal with contianer house,prefabricated house and use for living ,office ,hotel and others.You can design you own house about bathroom ,kitchen and bedroom. If you want know more information,Pls contact:
Email:[email protected]
Sanjay Goel
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We are container home builders in Australia
Reply #74 on : Mon January 26, 2015, 17:43:16
We are container home builders based in Sydney. We deliver 1 , 2 ,3 or 4 bedroom container homes completely finished including bath , kitchen and internal fittings ready to connect and occupy. We deliver worldwide and all units are made to strict Australian Building standards. Please contact us with your query and we will be glad to help.

Pls review the attached information and designs on the links below for designs and pricing options.
Cheryl Bourgeois
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #73 on : Mon January 26, 2015, 11:10:19
We are a Texas shipping container "builder" located near IH 10 between Houston and San Antonio close to Seguin, Texas. Someone in an earlier post was looking for a builder or modification contact. www.CampCoTexas.com
Samuel
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LOOKIN FOR
Reply #72 on : Sun January 25, 2015, 19:21:48
Hellou i look for some business partner for build container house in Europe. If you have interested,contact me.
Justine Dillon
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What about Brisbane?
Reply #71 on : Sat January 24, 2015, 16:46:44
Hello,

Do you have anyone who works building these beautiful homes in Brisbane Australia?
Amos Thapisa
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i need to Contruction a ship container guest house
Reply #70 on : Sat January 24, 2015, 03:03:23
How can you help me build a container guest house in Botswana
Mark Casqueiro
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purchasing, code compliance for CA, info
Reply #69 on : Wed January 21, 2015, 14:49:26
Interested in one of these as I have property in CA(94501) and would like one in lieu of an upcoming remodel project on same site. (1421-23 Santa Clara Ave) Hit me back....
KA
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #68 on : Wed January 21, 2015, 13:15:44
I need a builder in Hew Orleans - Help...
KA
Bertha Olivier
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Cointainer home builder in houston
Reply #67 on : Thu January 15, 2015, 15:57:22
I would like to get in contact with a builder that does container construction.
I have two prime properties that I'm interested in building. If you know of any one send him/her my way. Thank you
francis martin
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In Hawaii-go to ContainersHawaii.com
Reply #66 on : Wed January 14, 2015, 13:44:43
Aloha, we are the go-to container guys in Hawaii and serve all the islands. Rentals and Sales.
hao nguyen
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I want one
Reply #65 on : Mon January 12, 2015, 14:51:49
Hello,

I live in Los Angeles, How can I get one?
kerry
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new pipe product
Reply #64 on : Tue January 06, 2015, 11:51:42
Dear reader
I want to offer my new product, which is causing storm in drainage. The Wateringpipe is a new trye of water butt which is also a down pipe. It has many benefits to sustainable design.

www.wateringpipe.co.uk
amber
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container homes
Reply #63 on : Mon January 05, 2015, 12:58:59
I am interested in building a container home in Colorado. I would like more information and prices!
joe
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affordable
Reply #62 on : Sat January 03, 2015, 16:22:19
I recently started looking into shipping containers as affordable housing and most of the protects are simulating a famous design or are on such a large scale it no longer can be considered affordable or going in the trend of tiny houses is no longer considered a residence where can I find regular affordable housing designs
Nicole
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Reply #61 on : Sat January 03, 2015, 13:38:50
Love this idea. As a realtor in Edmonton, Alberta Canada I would like to have the connections to suppliers and most importantly assembly here.
Anyone have information please advise.
Thank you kindly.
Nicole Bourdon
[email protected]
Silvio martin
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container
Reply #60 on : Fri December 26, 2014, 17:11:01
I need more information
monte cook
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container homes
Reply #59 on : Wed December 24, 2014, 09:50:17
I run a non profit for Veterans ( www.supportingourservicemen.org), we will be donating a new home through our next fund raiser. www.racearoundthemarina.us and we have a funding solution for more homes at www.ihavhaveyou.us. We build new homes out of new containers with a 50 year warranty for only $15,000. We can also build to your design. Also looking for designers to work with. email me at [email protected] or call me at 310-913-5533. ALways looking to work with innovative people.
Richards
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Inquiry
Reply #58 on : Wed November 26, 2014, 01:21:54
This website looks interesting, not only that it has a great designs by using shipping sea containers, which made it more interesting because I am looking a blogger who writes or talks about "shipping containers" for that matter I would like to ask if it's possible for me to post an article in your blog/website and you can provide me a link of that article for a fee. Will it be possible?

Please do let me know your thoughts on this and we can proceed with the business by then.
Billy White
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wholesale 20ft,40ft,40ft high cubes best on the market!
Reply #57 on : Sat November 15, 2014, 21:30:02
Cut out the middleman! Grade A Storage and Shipping Container
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Clean energy
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www.svari-energija.lt
Reply #56 on : Sat November 15, 2014, 15:32:24
This is really a great idea, with the thought and imagination.
While we are also doing incredible things www.svari-energija.lt but here a great idea for everyone.
marilise
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GuestHouse
Reply #55 on : Tue November 11, 2014, 01:18:02
Hi all
I'm from South Africa, does anyone know where I can get containers from for cheap? I'd like to convert them into a guest house or small apartments.
I am still new to the whole container idea but I think it's genius & just need the right contacts to help me.
janek
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container house
Reply #54 on : Sun November 09, 2014, 15:21:42
Hello
We are an Estonian company who builds houses of container, if there is interest, I will do to you according to the design of container houses.
Contact: [email protected]
Gustavo
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Green roof container techniques
Reply #53 on : Tue September 16, 2014, 02:41:58
Hello friends ! need some infos on the best way to install a green roof on a container. Got doubts regarding the max. weight and the waterproofing of the container. I'll check back here but if you could also reply by email that would be much apreciated ! Thanks a lot ! :)
APayan
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MEXICO!! Looking for containers!!
Reply #52 on : Tue September 09, 2014, 18:01:31
Dear friends!!! I am looking for some containers in Mexico!! Any supplier? Thanks!!
Jason Markin
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Re: Container Homes and Buildings
Reply #51 on : Sat September 06, 2014, 00:06:47
Modified container homes are getting popular day by day. The main reason behind this is the ease of modification and lesser amount of money involved. Apart from that, as the home is made up of container, it is easily movable. The blog shows some amazing creations of homes from modified containers. Just wonderful work done!
Ray
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Building in Austin
Reply #50 on : Mon August 11, 2014, 17:55:07
I am a real estate investor wanting to build with containers in Austin, TX. Cubist style architecture is popular and nothing is more cubical than a container. Text or call with any resources. Ray 540-664-6499
Michael Etris
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Shipping containers for sale in us and canada
Reply #49 on : Sat August 09, 2014, 13:40:12
I have been selling shipping containers for over ten years. I have the best containers for the best price being I have a long term relationship with my vendors. Please call today. Huge discounts on groups of five or more.770-712-4750 or 404-798-1708
Frank Mittermueller
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Container supplier
Reply #48 on : Fri August 08, 2014, 04:22:29
We are the CHS Container group, a global container trader and market leader in our homecountry Germany. We are supplying used shipping containers worldwide or affordable accommodation containers made in China but with international standard.

We offer a One Stop Solution for supply of containers, transport and assembly. Is this something you could be interested in?

contact me: [email protected]
Doris Cintron
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I'm Low-Income Senior Citizen wanting a Cheap Home
Reply #47 on : Thu August 07, 2014, 15:28:33
I wanteed to get your telephone and call for information, I want a Wonderful-Luxury-Home, I live at the Father Joe village for the homeles, I want out of here as soon as possible, My Income is only $866.00 Monthly, and after all the bill's are paid nothing is left.
There must be an answer to getting out of here! Can you , willl you work with me! My Address is: Doris Cintron 72-17th Street.,#(603) San Diego, CA 92101 PH:(619)481-8328.
Please, call me as immediately as possible.
Thank you,
Doris Cintron
P.S. Retired-Nurse, On Social Security (SSI).
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