To be honest this really annoys me the fact that as part of Re:START a project is being sued in Christchurch New Zealand after a pop up shopping mall was installed. Why? for breach of intellectual property rights interesting concept considering that its “shipping containers!” its not even a new idea as shipping container malls have been in existence in third world countries as well as other locations for some time. But this doesn’t stop the owners of Boxpark Mall out of London from trying to coin the idea as their own. On top of the fact the concept is not new Christchurch in New Zealand has done this project as part of getting life back to normality after an earthquake that killed 166 people but let that not get in the way of the developers of Boxpark Mall. Personally I would say boycott Boxpark Mall if your in London as this intellectual property nonsense has got out of control on a lot of things where people assume they can just sue and get away with bullying their way through life.
I hear it so often here that nobody wants to or would live in a shipping container home but I ask you “would you?”
For a start its economical if your renting or even buying purely on the structures size. Then the fact the structure is already constructed in basic form before you start cutting and adding you already have a roof over your head.
But on top of that lets think anti-consumerism its a small space are you going to think twice about anything you buy? the answer will be yes as the first thought is where to put it. In reality your cutting the consumerism trend and becoming more in control of your life. The western world wastes a huge amount of resources and money on stuff they don’t need and often never even use. Living in a container every bit of space has consideration and consequences if given up.
Living in a shipping container home can offer freedom that many people can’t even see that they have removed. Cut consumerism, cut costs it all equals a better quality of life.