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  • Property-a-holics

    Big ideas for small spaces ....

    Compelling video about how to create more space.


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    And on the topic of small spaces ....Apparently, you can now buy a container for £50K and live in it!

    Everyone knows what shipping containers are for. Transporting computers, television sets, cheap toys and a million other kinds of goods from one side of the world to the other.

    But it also turns out you can do something else with these giant metal boxes. From Bath to Brooklyn, imaginative homeowners are proving that containers can make terrific places to live.

    In east London, they’ve gone one further and formed a thriving community. Directly across the river from the O2 Arena stands Trinity Buoy Wharf, a collection of old waterside buildings, in the centre of which is Container City. This consists of two multicoloured stacks of shipping containers, piled up four storeys high, and accommodating some 70 souls.

    One of the residents here is 36-year-old make-up artist Becky McGahern, who runs a training consultancy called Beaudoir. With her partner Chris Jewer, a sound engineer, she not only rents a 40 sq m container home, but uses it as her office and studio too. Isn’t it claustrophobic? Not a bit.

    “It’s lovely living here,” says Becky. “It’s like being at sea, with the big porthole windows. We’ve designed the interior ourselves, with lots of curves, so it doesn’t feel as though we’re in a box.

    Read the full story >>> here.

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    Just re-posting the OP video as it appears to have been lost when we moved the site from Ning to this platform.







    Container City was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces programme last night.

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    The containers looked very attractive and there was a great use of space - but it was revealed that they have no toilet in them!! People have to use a communal loo outside of their unit.

    That would really put me off. How about you?
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    Have you been to Wahaca on the South Bank? Great restaurant also made of shipping containers.

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    i realy like the idea of containers as an investment or rather small houses or prepacked flats.. Watching documentaries about developers in China building sky scrapers in a few days.
    its future i think... not a fan of building and its pitfalls.

    as for outside toilet, not good. would have to be low income tenancies and not a self contained flat so less for LHA.
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    In Christchurch they have set up a shopping mall built with containers due to the original buildings having been demolished due to the Earthquakes they had there; as a further incentive it has completely free wifi in the area. After walking round the devastated CBD in Aug the container mall was an oasis; I can see how the concept could quite easily take off big time; containers are very adaptable.
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    Yes, Hotels seem to be loving it. I think thats how I first came aware of it via this video:

    The Travelodge Shipping Container Hotel -- Uxbridge, UK
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g2NGAVeYCw
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    Introducing ... a 10ft wide house!!

    At only 10ft wide it will never be a dream home for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia. But it could go some way to assisting with London’s housing shortage.

    This is the first image of a proposal for a slimline three-storey glass house which will hover above a narrow alleyway between two mansion blocks in Marylebone. The use of such a modest space is a stark illustration of the pressure for building plots in the capital.

    Read the full story >>> here.
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    Brighton Housing Trust has opened 36 containers as self-contained studio flats in bid to help the city's homeless

    Full Article on Daily Mail.

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    That is one LOW COST LHA strategy that i've not seen landlords take advantage of !
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    I´d find living in a container close to depressing, would even consider moving back with my folks before going there.
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    Would you Micheal?

    They seem better than some bedsits.

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