The Eden project which takes place in Cornwall has come up with this brilliant idea of housing their tourists; packing them inside shipping containers. I can assure you it’s not as cruel as it sounds, with every room complete with en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TVS, some tourists are living the dream!
Shipping containers can have many uses but one of the most popular conversions in the recent day is office units, and this office unit in Tokyo is just something else. This Tokyo building consists of two story office built out of two used shipping containers. As proven here there is just absolutely no limit for the use of shipping containers!
New technology is turning forest debris into a useful source of energy. A demonstration at the Willis enterprise chip plant in cle elum showed us how to turn woody biomass into a renewable energy source. The problem with biomass energy is actually shipping the biomass itself, so what the enterprise chip plant decided to do was actually convert a 45ft shipping container with a rotary kiln. The shipping container moves nicely from site to site with easy access and safe way of transporting the energy. Also it cuts the cost of labour and the operation cost as a whole. Read about our biomass conversions >>
There are approximately 20 million shipping containers that are sitting unused in the world, but about a half a dozen of those shipping containers will actually be converted into micro apartments in the small neighbourhood of Nashville.
Check out this old fashioned ice cream store Smitten, and just look at what their first store was built out of... yep, a shipping container! Taking a new old fashioned approach to business! Read about our retail conversions >>
Written by Lewis Westley at Lion Containers Ltd