Shipping container homes can offer a real alternative

The culmination of a volunteer-driven project may herald a new era for low-cost housing in Ireland

23rd December, 2014

Shipping containers, in their current form, have been around since the 1950s. Initially used for international ocean freight, train freight and occasional storage, the humble shipping container is essentially the strongest box in the world. Over the past decade, these containers have become popular for a range of construction uses from schools to retail units, from youth centres to high-end yacht clubs.

In fact in 2006, the Chelsea Farmers Market in London unveiled its container...

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