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12 homes made from shipping containers

20 October 2014

Shipping containers

Shipping containers meet a variety of requirements: Modern. Check. Low-cost. Check. Environmentally-friendly. Check. These twelve homes make them work.

One of the container homes is called the MDU, or Mobile Dwelling Unit, and was designed by Lot-EK. It is meant to travel with its dweller to long-term destinations. When travelling, its sub-volumes are pushed in to fill the entire container, and then interlock so the container is left flush and can be shipped worldwide.

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to explain possible physical and functional attributes for a technological outcome when provided with intended user/s, a purpose, and relevant social, cultural, and environmental details to work within. (level 4)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to identify examples of creative and critical thinking in technological practice. (level 4)


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Keywords: shipping, containers, construction, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology, sustainable

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