Housing for Homeless, Students and Travellers

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
A new building of at least 10 floors is going up opposite Platform 4 at Chatswood, by iglu.com.au. It is for students. Perhaps it will contain small individual lockable rooms for the students, with perhaps communal cooking, toilet and bathing facilities.

The SMH has an article today about modular housing for the homeless, with the modules built off site in factories and half the cost of building them compared to onsite construction. The modules appear to be about as big as a 20/40 foot shipping container, which would suit transport.

See: http://smh.digitaleditions.com.au/olive/ode/smh_daily/PrintComponentView.htm

Some years ago, a TV featured a capsule hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The capsules were quite small, you could not stand up in one. They contained basic bedding, washing and storage, with baths and toilets perhaps located elsewhere.

Not bad ideas, really.

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The SMH has an article today about modular housing for the homeless, with the modules built off site in factories and half the cost of building them compared to onsite construction. The modules appear to be about as big as a 20/40 foot shipping container, which would suit transport.
"awsgc24"

The idea (or concept) of using old shipping containers has been around for years. Usually promoted by people who are looking at ways to use (and try and make money out of) life expired (for transport) containers.
Biggest problem is that they are trying to compete with the more versitile and cheaper "ATCO" style transportable buildings.


Some years ago, a TV featured a capsule hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The capsules were quite small, you could not stand up in one. They contained basic bedding, washing and storage, with baths and toilets perhaps located elsewhere.

Not bad ideas, really.
"awsgc24"


Who'd want to stay in a dog box?  .... not I !
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Skynews says that the WA Gummint is to spend $100m on some affordable low cost housing for homeless and low income people.

See http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=882123
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Skynews says that the WA Gummint is to spend $100m on some affordable low cost housing for homeless and low income people.

See http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=882123
awsgc24

The Ad for Royal Wolf says that you can do anything with an ISO shipping container.

See: http://royalwolf15-px.rtrk.com.au/
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
IKEA is to make some temporary housing in a flat pack, assembleable with no tools, except perhaps a hex-key.

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