Turkey: First FoxDen in Europe!

A builder in Turkey bought *my book* and is currently in the process of constructing a shipping container home similar to the one I built – a *”Foxden”* – for himself and his family. Here is his son and daughter with with their dog who’s name is ‘Radar’. His dedication is an inspiration to us at…

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…

Amsterdam container homes

In Amsterdam, shipping container homes are plentiful, dotting the city with colour and life. The Dutch are notorious for being tall and living small – and doing so with style. While there, I saw a 4-storey narrow width container home, constructed with open ends, each of which was a different colour. It was amazing and quite…