You can pick one up on eBay for around £1,500. While they may be designed to sit on ships safely transporting cargo from one side of the world to another, the humble shipping container has been found itself employed in a variety of uses, from helping fledging businesses to providing accommodation for the homeless. A Cardiff and Bristol based company Meanwhile Creative is utilising the steel boxes to offer office space for new businesses and is officially opening its first shipping container site in Cardiff later this month. However this is not something new to the city. The Bone Yard opened in Canton back in 2015. The idea for the Bone Yard, which is based on the site of a former scaffold yard in Canton, came to its founders, Jodie and Bryce Davies, after they visited Christchurch, New Zealand, several years ago and saw the aftermath of an earthquake’s damage to the city. Jodie said that while the city was being rebuilt residents and business owners were using shipping containers to house their businesses before they were fully reconstructed. “After years of renting studio spaces ourselves we knew first hand how difficult it was to find affordable space without scary… Read full this story
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