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The Downsides to Living in a Shipping ContainerIt wasn't all that long ago that shipping containers were lauded as the answer to the US housing crisis. They are large, customizable, and relatively cheap. They can be put anywhere. You can use several of them if you want, and even stack them if you like. The outside can be altered to look like a regular house. In other words, they are a shortcut to building a new house, but sturdier than a house trailer. And the kicker is that you can feel good about re-using something that would have ended up in a landfill instead.But there's more involved this plan than you might know. Phil Edwards spells out the particulars of container living, while staying in a shipping container himself and eating graham crackers. You can skip the first 3.5 minutes of this video if you just want to learn the downsides of shipping containers. -via Digg ​#shippingcontainer #modularhome 
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Modpools: Turning Shipping Containers Into Swimming PoolsShipping containers, as the name implies, are used to, well, ship large amounts of stuff from place to place. But that doesn’t mean that shipping containers are exclusive to shipping stuff; they can be repurposed for a different function. Paul Rantham was well aware of this fact, and for years he has been modifying shipping containers into offices and bathrooms through his company ModPro. And in 2016, during his trip to Palm Springs, he thought of a new way to modify shipping containers: he thought of turning these bad boys into swimming pools. This he did, and he started ModPools in 2017.Last year, Rantham’s container pools saw a huge increase in demand. Because people couldn't travel, they used their vacation money to buy pools so that they could beat the summer heat in their own backyards.Brad Fontaine, the marketing manager of ModPools, remarks that, unlike conventional swimming pools, the container pools are very portable, and they can easily be transported when people move houses.It looks neat and awesome, to be honest. But what do you think?#ShippingContainer #SwimmingPool #Modification #Repurpose #Summer #Modpools(Image Credit: Modpools)
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Off-the-Grid Living in a 5x 20ft Shipping Container Home in a New Zealand ForestKiwi homeowner Rosie sold her house in Auckland and decided escape the city and move to the coastal town of Coromandel, New Zealand and built an one of a kind, off-the-grid house in a 23-acre lot in a forested preserve.Rosie decided to build her house out of five 20-ft shipping containers, and used off-the-grid technologies such as solar power, rainwater collection and even a vermi-composting toilet.View a tour of Rosie's off-the-grid shipping container home by Living Big in a Tiny House clip below.Images: Bryce Langston/Living Big in a Tiny House#tinyhouse #tinyhome #offthegrid #offthegridhouse #Coromandel #shippingcontainer #ShippingContainerHouse