Gallery: Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From H...

There's been a lot of disasters this year, but the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake has left the country in a dire state and with hurricane season approaching, 2 million people are without adequate shelter and living in tents. Relief in the form of shipping container housing is in progress, but help is still needed. Richard Moreta and his team, Green Container International Aid, who we covered back in February, have been working on securing a large number of used shipping containers for use in their Container Cities. Moreta recently sent us an email asking for support for the people of Haiti -- specifically he needs help amplifying his message to authorities, those in power or with business connections to donate shipping containers and help save lives. Please read on and spread the word!

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  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, 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

  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… 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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