Shipping Container Homes

Alternatives To Conventional Homes: Realistic Or Ridiculous?

The Team | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Business
The Team

While the housing and rental markets continue to make headlines in the news, alternatives to conventional homes have started to become more of a topic of its own. From tiny homes, to the Google employee living in a van, these examples offer a glimpse of the 'alternative home living' movement, a lifestyle where people are choosing to live in homes that greatly deviate from the norm.

This Man Built a Solar-powered Shipping Container Cabin

David Dodge | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Whether you call it a cottage or a cabin, Jason Rioux's summer home built partly out of shipping containers near Bobcaygeon, Ont. is pretty cool. With its rustic décor and innovative off-grid approach this solar-powered getaway is an interesting take on shipping container architecture.

Vancouver Shipping Container Homes Set Example For Rest Of Canada

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver model is catching on in communities where suitable housing is direly needed.

LOOK: Ontario Hotel Built From Shipping Containers

CP | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. — A Days Inn hotel built of 120 surplus shipping containers has opened in this northern Ontario town. Calgary-based manufactu...

These Shipping Container Homes Will Put Your House To Shame

BuzzBuzzHome | Michael Aynsley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business

BuzzBuzzHome: To the construction industry, shipping containers are a cheap, prefabricated building material. But when put into the hands of a creativ...

'World's Most Luxury' Workcamps

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. modular home company has introduced what it's calling the "world's most luxury living quarters" for the province's LNG workers. BigSteelBox,...

LOOK: 'Jenga' Shipping Container Hotel

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's no secret that shipping container buildings are increasingly popular in the Vancouver area, but designs for the sustainable and affordable spaces...

LOOK: STANDING Shipping Container Home

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Shipping container homes aren't exactly a new idea anymore. More of the sustainable homes are showing up in Vancouver alone. But a Victoria residentia...

Inside Canada's 1st Shipping Container Homes

The Tyee | David P. Ball | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Two women chop vegetables at a large central table in a tight common kitchen, chatting as they gently drop celery and red peppers into a central bowl,...

Designers Turn Shipping Containers Into Houses

CP | Megan Cole, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living

VICTORIA - Recycling has become a daily chore in most homes, but for Victoria residential designer Keith Dewey the process of reusing is integral to t...

LOOK: Shipping Containers As Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

We all must have been distracted by our made-in-China toys when the shipping container they arrived in became hot sustainable real estate themselves. ...