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Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

by , 05/14/10

hurricane, hurricane season, shipping container, shipping container architecture, haiti, disaster relief, green container international aid, richard moreta, container cities, green design, sustainable building, eco design, rebuilding haiti, haiti earthquake, earthquake,

This is a call for help. Moreta and his team are asking for a MASSIVE DONATION of shipping containers from around the world to be shipped to Haiti. Hapag-Lloyd, the biggest container company in the world, has already donated 5 shipping containers to their efforts, but many more are needed. This is where we start the revolution and spread the word. If Betty White can get on Saturday Night Live through a Facebook group, then surely we can get other major companies (like Costco, Home Deport, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) to donate containers and have them shipped to Haiti. There are only 2 MONTHS left before the start of the hurricane season. The Green Container International Aid team has a solution in place, but they don’t have the containers. If you want to help the people of Haiti, spread the word, visit the GCIA Facebook page and help them in their quest to acquire containers!

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6 Comments

  1. Floating Shipping Conta... October 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    [...] still have an emergency on our hands. Richard Moreta, who you may recall from his efforts to build shipping container houses for Haiti through Green Container International Aid, is back at it with a redesign of his housing solution [...]

  2. rbjorkdahl September 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Anyone interested in shipping container housing, please visit http://www.spicoatingsne.com, we offer Super Therm (insulation ceramic coating), Omega Fire (fireproof coating, 2-4 hour fire rating protection), and iSTUCCO (insulating stucco ceramic product) All of these products are in demand for shipping container projects. Please contact me for help with your project or any questions you have on insulating or fireproofing at rbjorkdahl@spinortheast.com

  3. Pop-Up Village for Hait... August 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    [...] Canadian musician Luck Mervil is leading the charge to help rebuild Haiti with houses made from repurposed shipping containers. Mervil is behind the Montreal organization Vilaj Vilaj, which wants to use 900 shipping containers [...]

  4. russellemup June 2, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I have been interested in building container homes for some time, I currently own a small construction co. and I might be interested in volunteering for such a project if that were possible. Thanks R.T.

  5. Charlie P May 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    This is great. There is another really good option out there… http://www.forzaenvironmental.com Their panel-system might be faster and certainly lighter. Could even be cheaper? Anyone heard of these guys?

  6. thehealingartist May 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Please take a look at http://www.calearth,org. These structures are INEXPENSIVE and EASY to produce, can withstand earthquakes, floods, etc and use mostly local supplies.
    While container dwellings can be excellent emergency shelter for people with money, the structures built using the Nadir Khalili method of building are far superior for Haiti.

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