Zigloo in British Colombia

Keith Dewey presented me with one one of the first examples of a container home. As an architect-builder and an earlier adopter of container home design, Keith had the audacity to drop a container home off at the Pacific National Exhibition — a yearly event held in Vancouver Canada — to the delight and curiosity…

London: shipping container city, in the city.

London features an entire container city with upwards of 80 units, where students interact with business-people, where offices and shops mix. This is a mixed community, pushing the envelope of collective co-habitation. It is called Pop Brixton: http://www.popbrixton.org/ http://londonist.com/2015/06/whats-brixtons-shipping-container-village-like The design is modular and fresh and it quickly became so popular that within 2 weeks builders…

Costa Rica: Container cabins for beach bums!

A fabulous yoga practitioner I know went to Costa Rica. She reports that a number of companies there use shipping containers for hostels, vacation rental and cabins. Costa Rica has an abundant shipping industry and easy access to the port, and so repurposing shipping containers  is a simple process. Looser building code regulations allow for…

Around the world, container homes.

A shipping container home is a sound, intelligent and ecological response to the basic need for housing. Around the world, people have been adapting these versatile containers to meet the needs of their own particular communities and environments, crafting exciting and innovative spaces. In my travels – both virtual and actual – I have been inspired by…