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These popular cargo carriers are making waves in modular housing circles, writes Jennifer Veerhuis.
They may have originally been designed for life on the high seas but shipping containers are now experiencing a wave of new interest as a form of accommodation.
As Australians become more open to alternatives to traditional bricks and mortar, homes made from shipping containers have become a viable and in many cases quick way of creating new housing.
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Our Side opening container cafe has made its way to its new home at Wagga Hospital. WIN News has covered the opening and the reactions to our container cafe.
We have featured in the ‘Mornings’ TV show on Channel 9 with David and Sonia discussing the trending container homes. Recognise any of the pictures…
We have featured in the news again which shows the interest from the media and the people of Australia. It highlights the benefits and possibilities of a mere shipping container and creating a small Granny Flat through to the Luxury Home we all dream of owning. Follow the link below to view the article:
Once again, Container Build Group has been featured in Australia’s mainstream media, this time by Real Estate reporter Aidan Devine, published in The Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail and other syndicated newspapers.
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This week, we’ve been featured by the Daily Mail (UK) in their article: “Worth their fright in gold – Are luxury shipping containers the answer to Australia’s over-heated property market?”
Desperate home owners are turning to shipping containers as an affordable – and quick – way into Australia’s property market.
The strange trend has exploded across the nation, according to the CEO of the Container Build Group, Jamie Van Tongeren, who says buyers are attracted to the unique homes because they are cheap and quick to build.
Buyers are intrigued by the freight alternative to property – with three-bedroom homes costing about $170,000, and taking only 10 days to build.
‘It has already taken off. In the last 12 months we have doubled our revenue and I’m probably getting 50 to 70 inquiries per day,’ he said of his home grown business.
The international news channel CNN flew out to Australia this week to interview CEO Jamie Van Tongeren for a feature on the company for their show One Square Meter.
One Square Meter explores the leading architectural designs, city plans and demand for property investment in emerging markets.
Watch the show, where Jamie takes us through Australia’s largest shipping container home and explains his vision for the company.