containerCore is based in Hanalei, Hawaii. Inspired in part by temporary rain shelters of all sizes required for outdoor events here, along with local architecture that maximizes outdoor living space, tropical style.
Shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes, they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure.
  -- containerbay


Furring and siding to hide the container walls; cover exterior and interior surfaces with tropical hardwood, pre-painted siding or conventional drywall (interior). Door frames, window trim...

Diamond Tropical Hardwoods
Engineered Siding and Trim
Sustainable Building Sourcebook, Austin Energy Green Building
Engineered Siding
Durable Wood Products, USA
tropical hardwoods
Specialty Lumber Solutions
hardwood Real Rain Screen Siding and Hardwood decking
Tropical Hardwoods, LLC
Kebonization Process Creates an Alternative to Tropical Hardwoods
Kebony ASA
Hardwood siding performance
(1967) A 6-year exposure test of three styles of siding made from nine hardwoods and given three treatments...