Stow-Away: Repurposed shipping containers breathe new life as eco-friendly apart-hotel in London

Visitors to London will now be able to experience shipping container living with a new sustainable and eco-friendly apart-hotel concept, Stow-Away. Located one of London’s oldest market streets, Lower Marsh Street in Waterloo, Stow-Away is made from 26 re-purposed shipping containers. Architects Doone Silver Kerr designed the shipping container hotel as an apartment/hotel concept to cater for short and long-stay living looking for a “snug … Continue reading Stow-Away: Repurposed shipping containers breathe new life as eco-friendly apart-hotel in London

Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

French startup Agricool is growing GMO-free, pesticide-free strawberries all year round inside shipping containers in the centre of Paris. The startup is creating small urban farms in the middle of Paris using old shipping containers (which it calls “cooltainers”), in which it is able to vertically grow strawberries without the use of pesticides or GMOs, and using 90% less water than crops grown in the ground. Instead of … Continue reading Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

Local Roots: Shipping containers become “fertile ground” for growing “any produce, anywhere”

LA-based company Local Roots is turning shipping containers into indoor farms that can turn any produce into local produce, anywhere. Local Roots grow fruits and vegetables in shipping containers that are stacked in old warehouses or parking lots, which can either be connected to the grid or powered by solar energy. Local Roots’s indoor farms are known as TerraFarms. Each TerraFarm is a controlled environment featuring LED lighting, computer-controlled … Continue reading Local Roots: Shipping containers become “fertile ground” for growing “any produce, anywhere”