Gallery: UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into H...


Shipping containers offer a surprisingly versatile foundation for small-scale, sturdy homes – they’re readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to retrofit. Now the UK is planning to capitalize on cargotecture by transforming recycled shipping containers from Amsterdam into housing to help fight homelessness. The southern coastal regions of Brighton and Hove have seen a growing incidence of homelessness due to skyrocketing rent and housing prices, so the Brighton Housing Trust and developer QED have requested funding to turn 36 shipping containers from Amsterdam into temporary housing for their communities.

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  1. PODPASSIV December 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    PODPASSIV is designed for exactly this purpose, sustainable housing that works.

  2. podpassiv December 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

    http://www.podpassiv a sustainable solution from the UK thats designed for just this purpose.

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