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Aly Song / Reuters

A child stands at the door of a shipping container serving as his accommodation in Shanghai on March 4. The containers, which house different families, were set up by the landlord, who charges rent of 500 yuan ($80) per month for each container.


Aly Song / Reuters

A mother and her child are seen inside their shipping container.



Aly Song / Reuters

People congregate outside their shipping container.


Source:  NBC News


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  • sheppy

    There you go, affordable intensive housing sorted….
    Len should be so excited….

  • In Vino Veritas

    Labours “affordable” housing! Excellent.

  • davcav

    Ahh, but do they get Sky?

    • Yes, they walk outside and look up.

      • Lion_ess

        And I’m sure they’re much smarter for that, than looking at the other Sky.

  • Lion_ess

    Guarantee they produce better meals from their shipping containers, than our bludgers do. The too fat – too stoned – too drunk, can’t be bothered parents that send their kids to school without breakfast.

  • johnbronkhorst

    looks like a scene from the film….”I Robot”.

  • TeacherUnionsRscum

    Shipping containers make great units

  • peterwn

    Housing NZ should get a heap of old containers and set them up next to rubbish dumps etc. They can be fitted out with a vandal proof prison style toilet/basin and a simple vandal proof cooker with a ‘glo-bug’ meter in a steel box. Ideal for those who do not like paying rent, damage their rentals, upset neighbours, etc.

  • Looks like what is described in Snow Crash. Sounds good for cheap accommodation.

  • Patrick

    Actually think about it – Housing NZ could supply these for the welfare dependant jobless masses. Then when a demand for workers arises in a particular area these containers could be shipped/trucked/trained to the location – never again would we have to hear “there are no jobs where I live.” 1000 of these c/w in situ worker in Christchurch would solve all our problems. God knows the place could do with some fresh meat to widen the gene pool.