Green container International Aid have realised the possibilities of rapid house development due to the shipping containers natural structure. On top of that it obviously is a housing development that is designed for more sustainable living. After years in the tropics myself you see weathers offer the extremes from hot sunny long days to heavy rainfall and flooding and a shipping container home survives these issues without too many problems. Add to that over the problems of concrete housing such as the need for water and materials being moved to site for construction or going down the timber route to find problems with termite infestation the shipping container often comes up as the most viable for many projects especially if rapid deployment is needed.
Although this concept isn’t new as an emergency home I do like the way its set out in a simple way where everything is conveniently situated and designed for a small family. I can see over the coming years these types of units being used more and more in disaster scenarios such as where people have been flooded out of homes or typhoons etc. as they offer a quick response unit either as permanent or temporary accommodation while their other home is rebuilt or in the worst case scenario it would replace their existing home either way like the simple design and the roof vents/skylights as it allows heat out as well as light in.