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Shipping Containers – The Home of the Future?

Shipping Container House by Studio H:T

Just when talking (again) with some friends about some cool ideas how to combine the trends of living a technomadic lifestyle and the ongoing competition in architecture focused on the clever recycling of shipping containers i felt this is something for me.

Doing a quick online research i remembered some cool container projects which some of you must have seen as well on your travels around the hip urban metropoles in europe…

Like for instance the Platoon Project in Berlin and Seoul, the Container City at Trinity Buoy or the shiny new brand-label pop-up mall called Boxpark which opened last year in London…All quite ambitious and well designed projects i’d say…
As far as the trend goes it seems to be quite popular amongst open-minded architects as platoon would tell you in their review about the RE-CYCLE strategies for architecture, city and planet in Rome.
Even Cory Doctorow, science fiction author and co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing let one of his gamer kid heroes ship himself in a container from the states to china in his sci-fi novel For the Win. (btw, it’s a highly recommended read – find the free pdf download here)

So what’s it all about then, are Shipping Container Homes Not Just A Fad But The Home Of The Future? Matt from containerliving.net thinks it’s not just a tiny home movement but a sign of the times...and i would agree.

More on this topic… and some more links…

freitag container store zürich

Orbino by luc deleu of T.O.P. Office

Sky is the Limit

SJA / ‘The Gang’ school

Germany

It’s two weeks now since i left London… time goes by so quickly…
I spent some days with my family recharging my batteries and had lots of conversations about my life in the uk and are dealing now with the situation to be back to my home country again.

Last saturday i did a last minute job as a stage hand at an event of the turkish community in stuttgart who celebrated the 50th anniversary since turkish guest-workers and their families came to live and work in germany. i helped to move sound and light equipment into the building, set up the stage for 3 traditional turkish bands and moved it all out again (until 3am in the next morning.) The line-up and music was rather exotic and not the tracklist i would play or dance to – but it was interesting to hear them perform live.
why not stay open minded… it was a new experience and almost like a day in turkey. 😉

Yesterday i decided to register officially with a new address in Stuttgart and start soon to run a small business organising and helping out at events in germany and making webdesign, flyers etc. to raise some money for the next journeys.

And apart from that i’ll keep on doing my art and music on the side and really need to brush up some skills in FL10, HTML5, CSS3 and Kanji. keep on reminding me and ask for some updates… 😛 i’ll keep on posting here and on twitter.

My next stops are:
Vienna  – planned for November 2011
Berlin – definitely in 2011

Tokyo – End of Dec 2011/Jan 2012
meeting lots of friends and hopefully the tokyo hackspace and peaceboat to help out with some volunteering in tohoku

Taiwan – 2012
Turkey – ?

London > Stuttgart

Went by National Express (eurolines) from London Victoria to Stuttgart (South Germany).
Travel time: Wed 14:00 ~ Thu 8:00
Costs: £43 booking online

it was a very long coach trip via Euro Tunnel > France > Belgium > Germany with lots of stops in between to pick up other people and for a lot of breaks. that means i had not much sleep but on the other hand no problems to bring lots of luggage, so i could go back to germany and take all the stuff i needed to take with me. no security hassle whatsoever. great.

a bit of a strange feeling as usual when coming back to my home country, back to see mom and some of my brothers, eating german food, speaking german etc. failing to pay the trainride in euros at the first attempt…

now after 3 big mugs of coffee i’m playing some piano and arranging dubstep beats in cubase with my brothers 😛

later mom calls for dinner (noodlesoup and selfmade hummus) and tonight hopefully the best sleep since ages…

more tomorrow… good night.

On the road again…

Moved out, finally! 🙂

I sold some more books and records at a private moving out party in my flat too.
Special thanks to my friends for helping the constantly cash-strapped nomad to get off the starting-blocks. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy your new purchases! 

So, what’s next?
Sending off some stuff to germany next week. A fellow london hackspace member would take a box off my old stuff in his van heading to the ccc camp

I’ll stay in London for a bit longer to work for Club Mate and throw a free party with some friends at the Victoria in Dalston.

Selling all my stuff – Part Two

Hi,
i still want to live the TECHNOMAD Lifestyle – travelling around the world with not much more than what i’m wearing + 2 tshirts, 2 pair of socks and my laptop in my backpack… a minimalist’s gear.

My plan is now to leave london for good, reduce all my valuables to a minimum – selling everything and keeping only the stuff i really need, heading off to germany again end of july august 2011.

Here is a slightly updated list of stuff i still need to sell. Please support me by taking all the extra luggage off me and buy some of my valuables or take what you want for free…thanks!

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1. Records – used but good condition

 

UTADA HIKARU – FIRST LOVE – £10 sold!


Frank Sinatra – The Best Of Frank Sinatra – 1968 – £5 (+shipping)


Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives – £3
 sold!


The Reese Project– The Colour Of Love – £3
 (+shipping)

  

Prime Dominance / Dagobert – Global Surveyor sold!
including some of my artwork on the sleeve!

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2. Books

a couple of used artbooks most of them in very good condition (like new):
rackgaki

RackGaki: Japanese Graffiti like new – £20 sold!


Scratch on the Wall 日本のグラフィティ+ペインター最前線 – used like new – £15 (+shipping)
amazon link

Sacred Calligraphy of the East

Sacred Calligraphy of the East   [Paperback] – £60 (incl. shipping)

Traces of the Brush: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

Traces of the Brush: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy  – £20 (+shipping)

Araki by Araki: The Photographer’s Personal Selection – used, like new – £30


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Donations are welcome!

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Selling all my stuff – going technomad

Hi,
i want to change my life and try to live the TECHNOMAD Lifestyle – travelling around the world with not much more than what i’m wearing + 2 tshirts, 2 pair of socks and my laptop in my backpack… a minimalist’s gear.
My plan is now to reduce all my valuables to a minimum – selling everything and keeping only the stuff i really need, heading off to germany on the 11/5/11.

Please support me by taking all the extra luggage off me and buy some of my valuables or take what you want of the free stuff…thanks!

Techno? MAD?!!
NO!

More information here:

http://thetechnomads.net/
http://tynan.com/lifenomadic

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1. Records


– a used (stickered) dj record case in good condition
+ a mixed collection of 40 drum&bass and jungle vinyl records
– 12″ and 10″ format singles and albums.  £230 SOLD!
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other 12 inches (used but good condition) :
 

UTADA HIKARU – FIRST LOVE – £10


John Barry – You Only Live Twice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – 1967  – sold £20


Frank Sinatra – The Best Of Frank Sinatra – 1968 – £5


Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives – £3


The Reese Project– The Colour Of Love – £3



Prime Dominance / Dagobert – Global Surveyor – £10
including some of my artwork on the sleeve!

  

the original mentalists 7 inch with autographs by all members!


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2. Books

a couple of used artbooks most of them in very good condition (like new):
rackgaki

RackGaki: Japanese Graffiti like new – £20


Scratch on the Wall 日本のグラフィティ+ペインター最前線 – used like new – £15
amazon link

Sacred Calligraphy of the East

Sacred Calligraphy of the East   [Paperback] – £60

 

Traces of the Brush: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

Traces of the Brush: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy  – £20

Araki by Araki: The Photographer’s Personal Selection – used, like new – £30


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Donations are welcome!

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