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


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Building a Container House - Steel shipping containers can be converted to strong, safe, comfortable and eco-friendly housing in just 90 days
Converting Shipping Containers for Housing
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The largest conference and expo on green innovation, West Coast Green, just started off yesterday and we already have the scoop with a great house dedicated
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Many of you seem to think that no matter how nice a shipping container home can look - and it can look very nice indeed - there is no getting around the fact
shipping container home
Remote area accommodation from standard shipping containers.
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Tumbleweed Bodega
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Future Shack - September/October 2001
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House

Global Village Construction Set
A modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.