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Haiti School – BoxWorks, Inc

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A non-profit organization called BoxWorks, Inc. is using shipping containers to build schools, community buildings and houses throughout the developing countries. Abandoned containers are readily available all over the world. They can be purchased inexpensively and hauled to the desired location via local trucks or railroad. Native workers can use simple tools readily available to punch out doors, windows and walls, combine several containers into one or more rooms, roof with recycled sheet metal or other material, and complete the building with time and cost required. In a YouTube video BoxWorks officials, working with Habitat for Humanity in Haiti estimated that a building project would take only 11 days to complete using shipping containers.

Via: shipping container housing website

See also: BoxWorks, Inc