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"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."

- Quentin Crisp

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia


Ray Mears

Homestead Blessing

Biodynamic Education Centre

Tackling Britain's affordable housing crisis, dynamic mechanical duo and Eco-engineers Dick Strawbridge and Jem Stansfield, turn cheap shipping containers into the sustainable homes of the future, complete with electricity and hot water.


The Planet Mechanics travel to Liverpool, England, to try to find a solution to Britain's affordable housing crisis.

They have been invited by Professor Kronenburg, Head of Architecture at Liverpool University to help turn cheap and plentiful shipping containers into the economical and sustainable homes of the future.

There are enough shipping containers in existence to circle the Earth more than twice if laid end-to-end.



Producer: National Geographic



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