We wrote a few months ago about a couple of greenhouses/farms inside containers.  Today we look at Urban Farm Units – a container and greenhouse in one that goes up, not out. In our previous post, we showed a hydroponic farm that can be located in urban centers and a 4-container structure that was farm and shop in one.  Today we look at Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farm Unit.  The farm is a great combination of fish tanks and hydroponically grown plants to provide food in urban areas.  This video shows how it works.

Currently there are farms in Zürich, Berlin and Brussels.   Here is a video of the building of the Brussels farm.

The farms are flexible in what they grow.  What kinds of fresh water fish and what kind of hydroponic plants would you choose?

Additional Note - After publishing this post, we came across this posting that is trying to build an Urban Farm in London.

We have written before that containers can be buried for a root cellar or storm shelter.  Click here for previous posts and videos. However, rarely do we get a picture of our warnings coming scarily true.  In a recent story out of Florida, the police found a container buried under shed.  Floridians don’t normally have basements, so this was unusual in itself.  However, this was one looks like it was not built to last.  The container was not properly braced on the outside or over the roof, so the container is collapsing.  We cannot stress enough the importance of making sure that you properly brace your container and take your local geology into consideration.

Buried container in Florida - caving in
Buried container in Florida - caving in
Doorway into the collapsing container
Doorway into the collapsing container

Have you buried a container?  Post your pictures or tell us about it!  Thinking about burying a container - tell us more about it!

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