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Types of Shipping Containers

Shipping container units make up an integral part of the global shipping industry, trade, and international transport. Today, however, shipping containers are also used popularly for the construction of affordable shipping container homes. So, there are different shipping container types that vary based on their structure, materials used for construction, size and dimensions. It is …

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What Is The Meaning Of Affordable Housing?

What is the meaning of affordable housing, really? Talk to twenty or so strangers on the street and ask what they think of the term affordable housing and you will most likely receive a host of different answers. As a concept, housing affordability is impacted by both socioeconomic and development factors and is defined as …

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Affordable Housing in Kenya

Could shipping containers be the answer to Agenda Four’s affordable housing project? While Kenya has seen a considerable rise in the luxury and upscale residential housing, there remains a shortage of affordable dwellings across many parts of the country. The demand for affordable housing is predicted to increase over the next couple of years as …

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How to Insulate a Shipping Container Home

Today we’ll look at how to properly insulate a shipping container home. Shipping containers have evolved from just being transportation tools to efficient shipping container homes. But in order for such a transformation to be complete, the containers need to be insulated. This will give them the perfect finish and allow for climate control. The …

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Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Homes

Today, we will cover the pros and cons of shipping container homes. The idea of shipping container homes only started to touch base a few years ago. Most would only see a cargo container as a transportation tool and nothing more. But with this new revolution, shipping containers have immensely changed the world of architecture …

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How to Construct a Shipping Container Home in Kenya

Introduction To Container Homes in Kenya Shipping containers are made of robust steel that is not only durable, but also weather resistant. That makes them inhabitable with the perfect modification into a shipping container home. For some time now, people have been resistant to constructing such homes. But people are starting to open up to …

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The Best Tools for Cutting Shipping Containers

A growing number of people are making the move towards shipping container homes. The beauty, architecture, and modification require metalwork for it to be possible. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the best tools for cutting shipping containers. Container modification requires both hand and power tools to effectively and efficiently transform a container to …

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