8 Unbelievable Shipping Container Structures

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At 32,000 dollars this home cost less than most luxury vehicles, and that includes the stainless steel kitchen, the porcelain bathroom, with porthole window and skylight over the showers, the bamboo floors and walls. The electrical wiring and plumbing are already in place. You just have to hook up to the utilities. The insulation and glazing are both energy efficient, which means you'll save money on heat and hydro. The finishes are built on spec in a factory environment, so thus far less waste involved and by default it has a much smaller carbon footprint because you don't have the trade driving in a week after week, month after month, the designers say because it's built out of Shipping containers they're by default stronger, more durable in a typical home. They can withstand hurricane winds and, of course, Canadian ice storm. Think of it like Lego. This is basically an architectural building block. That house just happens to be made up of two shipping containers and just like Lego, the possibilities are endless. The owner here has decided to buy three more units since you've got all this space to play with Music, ] [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music ]. The high cost of living puts a strain of more and more people in the UK. Many embrace the idea that less is more and some get creative with what could and should be considered a home artists. Our first takes us to an open house when addressing the issue of affordable housing. One London Charities been thinking outside the box, but when it comes to their solution, it's what's inside that counts meet the MyPad. The shipping container doubles as a low-cost home. Renting in London is particularly expensive and once again, we've seen rents, hit record high, so going to go up and take a look inside and see what this is all about. Thank you very much for having us yeah. This is my pad yeah. This is my pad and, as you can see, we've got a desk here inside the mike has been designed to provide those who need it most with affordable, independent living and it's just 75 pounds a week than my pad, certainly cheap by London standards. I think it's difficult for anybody right now to get a comfortable accommodation, a good price without getting you know, paying xplornet allowances when, as an idea, the my pad is brilliantly innovated, it's being designed as a quick fix. Now, there's planning permission for 30. More of these to be built next year, but predictions say that if Britain continues at its current rate of building than by 2020 and we played a shortfall of two million homes in the UK, so you can see the scale of the problem and it's why? What started out as a local temporary solution can end up becoming a more permanent fixture Surface RT London [, Music ]. I was shocked at how fabulous it did look so more than satisfied and what was more important really. Is the women love it? It really is like a work of art. I just feel very lucky to be the beneficiary of somebody, who's, intelligent thought and creative imagination. That would build something like this. It'S the first of its kind in Canada, a multi-unit housing project made entirely of shipping containers. It'S a blueprint from the Attero Women's Resource Center, a non-profit society helping to end violence against women, the individual living spaces. Don'T just support the women's organization. It also provides a low-income housing option for women over 50. I just love the idea of shipping containers. It was the unusual element of living in a shipping container. I think I, like small spaces. I'Ve always been a kind of a minimalist, and this takes it to another level. The 280 square foot apartment maximized, the living space with a compact size, bridge, convection, oven and a washer and dryer all in one. Nothing is too far away. It doesn't take long to keep anyone a tour of place. It'S a challenge to decide where the furniture is going to go. Everything in here is lightweight, that's something I wanted. The atera Women's Resource Society originally purchased the heritage building at the corner of Jackson and Alexander and needed to figure out what to do with the 25 by 117 foot lot beside it. The women's support organization, one BC Hydro, is home of the future shipping container sample house from the 2010 Winter Olympics and the project built up from there. It was two shipping containers we actually expanded the project with 12 shipping containers. Here, it's obviously three stories tall. We purchased another 10 containers from the port, actually, which is across the street, from where the containers are now located. I love the fact that the shipping container here looks out on shipping containers and the loading of the shipping containers we had to ship them all out to Richmond to where they were modified. So that's where the metal fabrication happened and backs were cut out to place in the curtain. Wall glazing. The multi-unit housing was recently nominated in three categories for the 2013 Georgia Awards celebrating excellence in home, building, Music ]. Now it's time for me to bring your dream to reality. After all of this time in the building industry, I've been asked countless times to help others build their own container home. I'Ve always been worried about others doing work like this, but after helping a few people, I knew it was something I loved to do. And finally, after many years of experience, I've created a simple to follow DIY guide, to building a container home, to learn more about how you can build your own container homes. Please click the link in the description below

Understanding Container Architecture

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Hello, my name is Brian Grace, Lee analysts with wiki Bond and on today's wiki bond whiteboards, we're gon na begin to understand. Container architectures containers are really the big technology talked about these days, especially for infrastructure teams. There'S a component of it. That'S both application and infrastructure, but in this whiteboard we're really going to understand the basics of how it applies to the infrastructure and we're going to try and put it in the context of things that most infrastructure teams understand today, which is virtualization. So let's go ahead and begin what we've done and again. This is for context. We'Ve tried to take a standard environment that people are used to seeing for virtualization and in this case we're going to use VMware as the example, because, obviously broadest market share and a lot of people understand what they do. So let's talk about the basics of what happens here. People understand what happens at the host level. I'Ve got servers within each server. I'Ve got a hypervisor so in VMware's case ESX or ESXi. Within that hypervisor I'm going to go ahead and create virtual machines. So every single virtual machine has a copy of the full operating system and then, within that virtual machine, I've got a an operating, an application itself for multiple applications. So everybody understands that pretty well now, how I manage those hype with those hypervisors and virtual machines is through a centralized control, plane and that's called V Center and V Center may be a single instance. It may be a clustered instance, but think of it as the thing that's going to manage the scheduling of the resources and the management of those resources, and it's really only focused on virtual machines. Okay, now, above that, we're going to have if we're deploying applications, I can either deploy them by hand, or I may begin to deploy them through application templates. So I may deploy the same type of application over and over again a web server, a sequel database. Something else do that consistently: I'm going to use some sort of typically a templating function, and a lot of that can come in the management flame framework from something like V realize VMware via realized, and then on top of that, I'm going to have my applications. Whatever those might be sequel, databases, s, AP, Oracle, Microsoft applications, whatever those things might be. So the key things I want you to understand is at the host level, its hypervisor virtual machine, full operating system and application and at the control plane it's this sort of structured format of V Center cluster V Center is going to make sure that virtual machines get Deployed on to those hosts, and it's going to keep track of where they are and make sure that they stay alive using things like VMware H, a VM or V motion and VMware fault tolerance. Okay, so now that we have that basic context in place, let's take a look at how the container ecosystem is beginning to evolve and in this example, we're gon na use docker because similar to VMware right now, docker is the most frequently used container technology. There are other ones in the marketplace, but we're going to use docker just as an example. The rest of what we talked about will be applicable, whether it's docker core OS rocket or a number of the other container technologies that are out there. So, let's begin down at the host level, just like we did over here in the simplest form, I'm gon na have a host. I'M gon na have a server we're not going to have a hypervisor we're just going to have the operating system today in most container environments, that operating system is going to be Linux. Now, there's a lot going on in the marketplace where this will eventually be Linux and Windows. Microsoft is, is working quite a bit on this, but for right now, let's just say that operating system is Linux. Ok, I'm going to have my container runtime, which in this case is his docker and you can think about that as sort of being like a hypervisor. But it's almost a lightweight hypervisor and then that container runtime is going to create my containers themselves and each one of those containers now what's unique about this, that's different from this environment is each one of those containers only uses they all share the same operating system. So again, all of your containers within a single host have to run the same operating system either all Linux or eventually would be all Windows they're going to use the bits that they need from that operating system. So the net-net of it is it's a lighter-weight footprint. I should be able to boot them quicker and the reason people get very very fixated on I can boot a container fast is because, in this container environment the types of applications that I'm building tend to be more, what they call ephemeral pieces of them are going To go away, they're going to come back, I'm gon na want to spin them up quickly. If I have a scalable application, spin them up or spin them down, and so what you're looking for is a operating environment that will come up very very quickly, so just to put that in context to spin up a virtual machine. It may take three four minutes because of the operating system coming up to spin up a container usually is on the order of a second or a couple of seconds. So big, you know order of difference between there now. The second piece - that's really important - and this is where a lot of people kind of get confused about what's going on in the container ecosystem is what happens at that control plane, and the first thing to understand is when we talked about you know: virtualized applications. We tend to talk about very stateful, sometimes they're called platform. Two sometimes they're called legacy applications, but they're more or less stateful. So the expectation is once you deploy them other than maybe Vee motioning them around for availability, you're, not scaling them up and down. You don't expect them to fail frequently, and so the scalability needed at the control plane is fairly well-defined. Maybe it's a thousand hosts or 10,000 hosts when we start dealing with containers the types of applications we deploy tend to be more, what they call 12 factor applications. Sometimes you hear them call modular applications, cloud native applications, the idea being they're much more modular. They tend to be more state less, so the idea of maintaining state tends to get pushed somewhere else, but they're designed for scale they're designed for mobile applications for real-time data applications, and so the control plane, unlike here, which tends to be somewhat stateful and more confined In terms of scale has to be designed to be a distributed, control plane, it has to be designed to scale much much larger, and so, as part of that, what we see is we're seeing technologies come out that sort of break up the things that were functions Inside of a vCenter control plane into sort of distinct technologies that number one tend to scale more, because they're written in distributed manner and number two they've got a certain amount of sort of mix-and-match that you can have with them. Depending on what your applications gon na. Do so, let's talk through the basic things that are in here, the first layer that you'll often hear about is clustering. How do I cluster together sets of container hosts? An example of this is docker swarm technology. Another example of this is something like Etsy D from core OS. It'S a technology to sort of figure out where my clusters of hosts are going to be. The next layer is what's called service discovery. If I'm deploying hundreds and hundreds or thousands of devices I want to you know containers, I want to be able to figure out what services are available. Queuing services database services you know notification services, the things that are out there. I need to do that dynamically and automatically the next piece is going to be scheduling. Those containers, just like vCenter, is going to put it on the right host to make sure that it's load balanced properly. There'S a scheduling function to make sure that containers get deployed to the right container and then the next piece is what they call application scheduling. So in these environments, I don't tend to schedule my applications in these environments. They could be a mix of batch applications, Hadoop applications, long running applications short running applications. I need a more advanced, intelligent scheduler to make sure that I'm getting the containers and the applications deployed on the right place and as efficient as possible, and then on top of that I have my actual applications. So the takeaway from this is at the host level. Some difference between how heavy a virtualized environment is going to be versus a container environment and that you want that to match how your application requirements are and if the control plane a more structured model for doing the functions that you need to manage the environment. In a container model, a more distributed model, so with that I'm gon na go ahead and wrap that up we're going to get into some more depth in other videos. We hope you enjoy these once again. This has been a wiki bound, whiteboard video. You can find more information about all of our research and all the information about these technologies at wiki bond com and again, if you want to follow me again, my name is brian grace lee i'm at be grace lee on twitter or you can follow at wiki. Bon on twitter as well, thank you and have a great day.

Luxury Shipping Container Home

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Hi Jamie here from container build group. Here we are at the London Dale house. You were seen the first video and here's the final video of it all finished inside and out so we're going to go through and show you inside at some of the features and how this thing turned out. Let'S take a look: Music ], you [, Music ]. This is an epic huge house, workers, ate meat ceilings, massive outlook and very grand, as you can see, standing in here - pretty proud that we were part of this and getting this all done. Okay, so in the kitchen catalysis is made by our kitchen Factory, and here we're gon na buy for Windows with the servery. You have to the macadamia foam, that's here in swimming pool, so it's going to be a nice place to live, which it was by us. [, Music ]: this is the quiet style. This is they've chosen. Everything but they've had the opportunity now and pick every light, switch USB power, point charges and everything's at the highest of end in this house. So as far as an architectural high-end home, if you're wondering, can we deliver a product of this standard, the answer is: yes, we can okay. So then this drug there was a lot of on-site work. We'Ve got obviously the containers completed, but the things like all the ballast rating and the staircases need to be basically fully measured and fabricated. Once the containers are in place to get a high-end finish, and you know we need to conjunct the professionals, on-site, [, Music, ]. Alright, so in the other, the MTS bathrooms - okay in here we've got Penny Rios and please that all of this attack today, but Jesus feels good underfoot. This is what the heat rails every as well. So that's why some more details again. The client picked the style on the south side, credit to them sure yeah. We deliver the finish. So this is this furniture bathrooms and the kitchens are concerned, you're going to be extremely happy with what we can provide to a really high level. I guess an upstairs bathroom once again, this is a 20-foot container, so it's a big big bathroom, fully open penny round floor again, custom great, but your insect shelving as well. All the plumbing fittings from risk, including the heat towel rail and Austin Lewis, like I said again, state-of-the-art everything in this house, but this toilet estiga example - is the brand new released from reese, where it's got the built-in system in the actual toilet. So it's not actually recessed behind the wall. Most of those other tools we had to get to a fixed, maintain and it just basic electric once we're in the upstairs library. Okay. So it's got to be open cut here, so I can look at that. You up on top story here with all the custom shelving Midwest and it's all encased in the 20-foot container, as well, so like every room in this house. So it's a fantastic setup, we're very happy with how the Container home finished our building inspector got quite a big surprise over how our initial concept drawings and our initial photos that we talked to him with this is what we're thinking of doing and how the projects Ended up true to what we initially planned, we're finishing the inside the rooms, particularly in the bathrooms, has been to a very high stead throughout the project we haven't tried to hide. The our containers and finishing side is what we wanted. Where you walk into it. It feels like a home, but the aspect of it being a container is always there. It'S never something that we've tried to hide away: [, Music ], you

Improving Your Life As You Improve Your Container

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Most people spend a large portion of time inside their home. If you love where you live, it will make life easier. Your home should be a comfortable and safe place that you enjoy. Use the advice in this article to turn your home into your own private retreat.

Just talk about ways to improve comfort. If you have huge issues with your home, it can make you very unhappy. Small changes can make your life more pleasurable. Replace dysfunctional furniture with some that you really like, and it will make a difference in your life.

Add on to your home. People run out of room all the time, and one way they address the problem is by adding more space. Adding just a few inches of space in an area that you use often will give you more room to breathe, as well as decrease stress and clutter.

You can increase the value of your home by adding a spa or a pool. These items can visually enhance your home while providing you with some much-needed relaxing relief while you escape from the outside world. They have the added bonus of raising the value of your home as well.

Look at the lighting in your home. Updating your light fixtures can completely change the atmosphere of your home, improve the effects on your eyesight, add light to shaded areas, and make rooms appear larger. For a quick and simple update, install a new lighting fixture or replace dated ones. Doing the lighting changes yourself is an immediate pick up to your home's features.

It's time to break out your gardening gear and dig in. If you take the time and effort to transform your yard into a beautiful garden, you will find yourself spending more and more time at home. You can hire a gardener if you lack a green thumb. You can reduce the stress you experience when you have a garden at home. Not only that, flowers, plants, shrubs and any other greenery create an environment with better quality air, making breathing in your outdoor spaces easier and healthier. Once your garden is created, you can enjoy picking your own vegetables for dinner, your own herbs to season it, and a bouquet of flowers for the dinner table.

You can try to change the outside of your house by fixing the roof, adding new windows or repainting it. This is a good way to feel happy whenever you get home from work.

Since you spend so much of your time at home, it is vital that you enjoy being there. This is why it's important to improve the look of your home, and increase the value at the same time.

Container Concept Ideas That Will Work For You

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You must love where you live. It is very important that your home has a positive impact on your mental state and well-being as you do spend a large amount of time there. People who work from home really need to make sure they love and enjoy being there. Investing in a home that makes you happier will be well worth the effort in the long run.

Consider the comfort level of your house. Although we all live in imperfect homes, the real problems often come from fixable irritants. You may not realize how important comfort is to your home, but small annoyances can take away from your enjoyment. If you can't fix an annoyance, you should get rid of it and replace it with something you'll enjoy! If the shelving in your home cannot be reached without a struggle, lower it to a level that is easily accessible. If you are tired of bumping into that rectangular coffee table, try replacing it with a smooth table, either round or oval.

Look for ways to creatively expand your space. The square footage available may not suffice for the arrangements you wish to make in your home. If this is the case, you may want to add onto your home. You can create even the smallest of extensions to make your space feel more open.

Try to add additional recreation areas to your home. Although it might be true that pools and spas are great things to have on your house, facilities, such as workout rooms, are highly desired. This also improves the value of your home.

Because it is taken for granted, lighting is often the last thing people consider when improving their homes. However, updating your light fixtures is a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your home, as well as to increase the visibility and functionality in a room.

You might want to consider growing something lush and green. Pick a corner of your landscape, or turn the entire thing into a beautiful garden that will make you want to stay at home. There is no problem in hiring a professional. You can grow your own fresh foods, herbs and flowers and improve the air quality around your home too.

Change the appearance of the exterior of your home. Changing the roof or windows or painting the exterior of your home can make a big change in your home's appearance. This will give you a pleasant-looking home to come home to each day, giving you a lift before you even get inside.

Since you spend so much time in your home, it's no understatement to say that having a home you feel great about can be life changing. Home improvement projects are an important investment both in your home and your own well-being.

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