Harbor town in Germany unveils urban- chic hostel made out of repurposed shipping containers

 F927A666-CC19-4D88-9E8A-92170CA617DA

Berlin-based Holzer Kobler Architekturen and Kinzo Architekten have collaborated on Germany’s first upcycled hostel and its nothing short of spectacular. The Dock Inn is made out of multiple repurposed shipping containers that have been carved out to create 64 guest rooms which all feature a vibrant interior design that mixes urban chic with industrial charm.

Continue reading… “Harbor town in Germany unveils urban- chic hostel made out of repurposed shipping containers”

0

Snoozebox – portable hotel made from shipping containers

snoozebox

Snoozebox

We have seen tough, stackable, easy-to-transport steel shipping containers used for everything from a traveling restaurant to a mobile classroom to an off-grid house. But now , the British company Snoozebox has come up with yet another clever use for them – a modular, scalable portable hotel system made up of multiple tiered containers, that can be set up anywhere within 48 hours. (Video and pics)

Continue reading… “Snoozebox – portable hotel made from shipping containers”

0

PodPonics – shipping containers transformed into miniature hydroponic farms

Podponics-Pod-feature1

PodPonics

PodPonics is new hope for urban agriculture. The startup, based in Atlanta, is pursuing a new kind of recycling.  They are transforming old shipping containers into miniature hydroponic farms that can be used to grow food anywhere. Matt Liotta started PodPonics in 2010 and it is already supplying about 200 pounds of leafy greens a week using six converted containers.  About one acre’s worth of produce can be produced in each “pod” which is in only 320 square feet. PodPonics crops use 90% less water than traditional farms, no pesticides, less fertilizer, and go from harvest to your plate in just a matter of hours! (Pics)

 

Continue reading… “PodPonics – shipping containers transformed into miniature hydroponic farms”

0