Posts Tagged "shipping container"

Canadian shipping container home
by VEG-HEAD on NOVEMBER 13, 2011 - 6 Comments in URBAN

The pile is taking shape

The Glennon family’s next home looks like a stack of shipping containers of all different colors from the outside.

That’s because it is a pile of shipping containers.  Once it’s complete, it will be a sprawling, 5,000-square-foot, four-storey building – two levels above ground, a walkout basement and another level below – with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a games and media room, garage and workshop, and two enclosed decks.

It will cost about $150 per square foot –  well below the (more…)

Vegetable factory in a box
by ISURU on JANUARY 16, 2010 - 10 Comments in FOOD
New veg-box scheme

New veg-box scheme

The world’s first portable, containerised vegetable garden is set to be delivered in April. The scientifically developed  “vegetable factory”, from Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. is an insulated 40-ft shipping container, equipped with water-circulation system and LED lighting.

Reacting to a scandal caused by the importation of pesticide-tainted dumplings from China, Japan is seeing a number of designs emerge for small vegetable factories in which crops are grown artificially. Many are cultivated hydroponically in tiers of shelves under energy-saving LED  lighting.

Some are so small that they can be installed in a floor space equivalent to a “tatami” mat (2 metres square). (more…)

Prefabs sprout
by ISURU on JUNE 20, 2009 - 1 Comment in LAND, OFF-GRID 101

habode-with-turbinePrefab cabins are the quickest way to a luxury off-grid existence.  Prices can be relatively high compared to doing it yourself, but the pay-off is somewhere quick, andjust as beautiful as the surroundings.

There has been a mushrooming of interest from architects in designing prefab off-grid homes in recent years.   (more…)

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