Description of ‘Shipping Container Shelter’:
This Shipping Container Shelter was built as a research shelter in far north Queensland, Australia. It had to be built to withstand extreme tropical weather and it has proven to be very strong and sturdy over the past years. The main structure has been through at least 2 cyclones and the only thing which needed to be replaced was the cheap carports used for the top roof, now that a stronger carport has been used it should no longer need to be replaced. If you are looking to build a Shipping Container Shelter or were wondering if Shipping Container Shelters would be strong enough to last out in the bush though the toughest of weather, then this one in Queensland proves they are a great idea and very sturdy.
Number of Shipping Containers Used for ‘Shipping Container Shelter‘:
2 x 20ft
Benefits of ‘Shipping Container Shelter’:
It is very basic but liveable accommodation, I would probably not suggest submitting plans to the council for a certificate of occupancy with this in the state it is in, but it was never suppose to be that anyway.
It is a fantastic shipping container shelter or great start to a shipping container home Queensland, to have a place which is liveable for $16,000 in such a beautiful and remote area of Australia is amazing and if I had the opportunity I know I would be out there every weekend..
Time to build:
At this point in time we have not figured out the hours it took to build this shipping container shelter but once we do we will update this article, our estimate is 2 people at 8 hrs a day would take 2 weeks. Please note that this would not take into account the weather nor the tough location for this container home in Queensland.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘