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This is the story of Mat and Danielle’s experience staying in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Only this one is slightly modernized with some awesome floor to ceiling windows along one side.

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Traditional Mongolian Yurt with Floor to Ceiling Windows!

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Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives spent a day at the Storstac Inc. shipping container yard in Toronto, Canada to learn the ins and outs of building with new and used shipping containers.

While building with shipping containers is not necessarily cheaper than conventional building, it does have advantages because containers are modular, mobile, durable, and they have a unique, modern look.

They can be do it yourself friendly if you’ve worked with steel before, or if you find a company to take care of the steel work for you so that you can focus on framing and finishing it from the inside.

Building Homes & Mobile Spaces w/ Shipping Containers

Here are 3 of their key takeaways:

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