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http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/gallery/2013/oct/24/brighton-housing-homeless-shipping-containers-gallery#/?picture=420757991&index=5

A Brighton-based charity is using shipping containers to create 36 studio flats to temporarily house homeless people in the city. But what will the containers look like on the inside and from the outside?

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Visited container city during the last London open house. They have artists' studios, offices and part of a school built out of containers.

I was assured that if well insulated they were cool in summer and warm in winter and have an estimated lifespan of 30 years.

They used two containers welded together and they were very pleasant inside. They were appealing and as a short term, temporary measure for emergency housing, this may be a solution.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7871085@N05/10454183804/lightbox/

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http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/gallery/2013/oct/24/brighton-housing-homeless-shipping-containers-gallery#/?picture=420757991&index=5

A Brighton-based charity is using shipping containers to create 36 studio flats to temporarily house homeless people in the city. But what will the containers look like on the inside and from the outside?

Like this https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=shipping+container+homes&hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4GGLL_en-GBGB384GB384&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=hQNpUqbeHIbR0QW264DwCg&ved=0CFYQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=624

But i doubt it

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Visited container city during the last London open house. They have artists' studios, offices and part of a school built out of containers.

I was assured that if well insulated they were cool in summer and warm in winter and have an estimated lifespan of 30 years.

They used two containers welded together and they were very pleasant inside. They were appealing and as a short term, temporary measure for emergency housing, this may be a solution.

http://www.flickr.co...83804/lightbox/

Yes lived in Container City for about five years. Loved it.

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Isn't this a variant on the theme of prefabs? Never lived in one, but spent plenty of time in prefab classrooms and offices.

Similar, but the major difference being that you cannot usually stack prefabs 5 high without an expensive supporting framework.

Being metal boxes, I guess they are more fire resistant than normal prefabs, cheaper to buy initially, swappable and quickly installable.

Building from new, (with framework)

the "TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS" was IIRC only 10-20% cheaper than normal budget hotel buildings.

http://www.inhabitat.com/travelodge-shipping-container-hotel/

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