Why build with shipping containers?

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The two halves of the container house

One of the many interesting things that we discovered on this journey of building with decommissioned shipping containers is the complexity of the various layers of decision-making.

I think the overarching criteria that we use to make all of our decisions during the project boils down to this:

  • How green is it?
  • Is it both beautiful and practical?
  • What is the price tag?
  • Can we operate or maintain it ourselves?
  • Is it a necessity or a nicety?

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Meet Cool Boxes!

Seeing the containers for the first time

Seeing the containers for the first time

Cool Boxes! is about creating alternative living spaces using recycled shipping containers.  Cool Boxes! is not a hypothetical argument or an airy-fairy, untested idea.  It is based on our lived experiences of crossing the line between conventional building and a building process steeped in alternative options, while all the time making the linkages with more sustainable, eco-friendly choices.

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