Gallery: Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis


A slew of converted shipping containers are expected to help ease a growing homelessness epidemic in cities across England. The number of homeless youth has tripled in the UK in the last few years, prompting groups like Charity Forest YMCA and Brighton Homeless Trust to convert shipping containers into affordable housing. The cargotecture homes are designed to serve as stepping stones for youths trying to re-enter the work force.

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  1. Ryder December 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Why isn\’t this being considered for retired people who would like to do something but stay home all the time because of the lack of money. This would afford them to be able to live a richer life and still have a ;place of their own to call home.

  2. Bauhu Homes November 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Container hotels, container housing, container flats and appartments are common place and gaining popularity but ultimately these buildings are only modified ISO shipping containers, not built for purpose

    Bauhu modular housing provides similar shaped buildings that are designed and built for purpose offering high levels of insulation, correct levels of ventilation and natural lighting, and attractive interior and external finishes.

    Comfortable, cost effective buildings can be configured very quickly by joining Cubes together side by side or end to end, or by stacking them to create two or even three story buildings.

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