Living in the converted shipping container is very recent concept. The first implementation of using container for housing solution is found in Trinity Buoy Wharf, Leamouth. Day by day this concept of using the container for temporary or permanent housing solution is getting popular in western countries. Here are two examples from the Netharlands. This housing complexes are made of recycled and ready for reuse shipping containers, locally known as Keetowningen or containerwoningen(which literally means Container Homes):
Keetowningen of Amsterdam is claimed to be the biggest city of container housing in the world, by the realted housing authority.
|Temposhousing from Flickr|
keetowningen is the second significant example of such housing in Amsterdam,the project run by tempohousing. It is a student dormitory consists of 1000 temporary container houses. The project was started in late 2005 and completed in mid 2006.
The blocks have a closed off internal area for safe bicycle parking, also including an automatic ventilation system with variable speeds. The heating is from a central natural gas boiler system. The hot water is supplied by one 50 liter tank per home and a high speed internet connection is included.
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 3010 ,1096 DP Amsterdam, NL [Google Street View]
|Koos K from Panoramio|
Address : [Google Street View]
Thanks to Kite Surfer for this precious info about the Groningen and correcting the local name of containers of thses recycled housing matarials.