As shown on this self-build feature in the online Guardian newspaper
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Traditional Bahay Kubo
A recent commenter asked whether I was aware of any ground water drillers tapping into groundwater aquifers operating on Samal. At the time I didn’t, but recently there’s been an advertising campaign on the island for just such a service. At first I thought it was two companies competing, but it turns out that one company is putting out two different ads. I can’t vouch for the quality of their service, but their ads are here for you to take up (or not) as you please.
For a few years, I’ve had a fascination with using shipping containers as houses, offices, business spaces etc. My interest started in Hong Kong where it was standard procedure for shipping containers to be used as site offices on construction sites. Fitted with an air conditioner, and with a couple of windows and a door, you have an instant, durable and well protected office space. Later, I read about a hotel in London which was made from 10s of stacked containers. Recently, in Christchurch New Zealand, after the earthquake, the shopping centre was reconstructed with shipping containers. As a result in the global downturn in business, containers are in surplus (by the 1000s) all over the world. Consequently, they are very cheap. US$2500 will buy you a 20ft container. Here and here are a couple of new articles about using containers to build a home.
The movement continues with this self-contained project from Eco-Pak.
A byproduct of the GFC is that more and more people are questioning consumerism, and huge houses that demands
Earth houses give pupils refuge from Heathrow noise
Superadobe domes first used for Gulf war refugees rise up at Hounslow schools coping with lessons under flight path