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October 23, 2021

3D Printed Container Boxes

by Joe Cargo

In the future, all the World's Container Boxes will be 3D Printed on a giant 3D Printer, which will be stationed at each harbor.  And if a Container gets damaged, it will be recycled into…

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October 11, 2021

A Container Home With Sophistication And Grace

by Joe Cargo

It is very rare that we come across a container home that exemplifies the meaning of sophistication and grace.  However, this week in Taichung, there was a home that really struck a chord in our hearts.  It…

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September 28, 2021

Top 5 Cargo Box Coffee Shops In Taiwan

by Joe Cargo

As the end of the year approaches, there is a popular trend of creating rankings for all topics big and small.  In honor of that tradition, here is our list of Top 5 Cargo Box…

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November 29, 2021

The Fairy Tale Container Home

by Joe Cargo

If Hansel and Gretel were going to a Container House in Grimm's Fairy Tales, then we imagine it would look exactly like this, surrounded by beautiful garden in the middle of the woods.  Once again, we…

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November 04, 2021

Top 10 Cargo Box Restaurants In Taiwan

by Joe Cargo

After much deliberation, we have finally decided to unveil our Favorite Cargo Box Restaurants for November of 2021.  We realize that our list will constantly be adapting and changing, but we thought it would be…

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April 26, 2021

The Maverick Cubano Cargo Cafe

by Joe Cargo

On the 3rd stop of the Tamsui LRT (Danjin Denggong Station), there is a hidden gem that very few know about.  It is called The Maverick Cubano, and it's a magical place. And the design…

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October 22, 2021

Even The Minions Have Their Own Cargo Box

by Joe Cargo

The Minions are continuing their quest for total domination and now they're targeting the world's cargo boxes too!  The shop's name is Bananas For You, and on its shelves are just about every souvenir item…

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November 23, 2021

Camouflage Container Box On Wen Sun Farm

by Joe Cargo

Nestled away at the entrance of Wen Sun Farm (文山農場), there is a mult-colored, camouflaged container box, which easily blends into the trees during the winter season.  In addition, there is another box situated further…

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August 17, 2021

The Elegant Container Boxes of Nine Tea Cafe

by Joe Cargo

The NineTea (食久。茶事) Food and Drink Cafe' is an amazing place to visit if you like Cargo Box Style eateries.  Obscurely located in a remote area of Taichung, NineTea is an unusual suburban oasis, nested…

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May 17, 2021

The Amazing Cargo Box Bar (蘿勒廚房)

by Joe Cargo

Yesterday, I was walking down the street and looking through shop windows when I came upon this incredible discovery.  At first, I couldn't believe it, but after closer inspection, I realized that it was a…

3365 hits

July 02, 2021

Kushiyaki Cuisine Inside a Container Box

by Joe Cargo

Kushiyaki Restaurant (品 串燒くしやき) is one of the most special Japanese Restaurants in Taiwan.  With all their food prepared in custom-made Cargo Boxes, they have taken the meaning of international cuisine to the next level.  Located…

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January 20, 2021

Binlang Cargo Shops of Tamsui

by Joe Cargo

One of the most popular uses of Cargo Containers in Taiwan is for Binlang Shops.  Drive down any busy street outside the city, and you will see them scattered along the road.  They are famous…

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August 11, 2021

Every Gardener Dreams Of A Cargo Shed Office

by Joe Cargo

It is every Gardener's dream to have their own special Cargo Shed Office, where they can keep all their most precious gardening supplies, as well as keep themselves cool during those hot Taiwan summer months. …

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November 22, 2021

The Yellow Container Chicken Shack (炸佬餓)

by Joe Cargo

Looking for a great take-out place?  Just head over to the Hungry Fried Guy Chicken Shack (炸佬餓炸雞店) on Longhua road... it's in a big, yellow container box, and you can't miss it!!  Probably one of…

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August 02, 2021

The Danhai Cargo Box Library

by Joe Cargo

The Danhai Cargo Box Library Reading Room is a unique treasure that only comes by once in a blue moon.  It is the epitome of what a reading room should be, just a small windowed…

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June 28, 2021

Cargo Box Fine Dining at Listening 67 (林森67)

by Joe Cargo

If you want to enjoy fine dining in a series of adjoining cargo boxes, then Listening 67 (林森67) is the answer for you.  The food and drinks were fantastic, and the owner deserves praise for…

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May 09, 2021

Mitsui Outlet and the Cargo Food Court

by Joe Cargo

Last weekend, I found myself in Cargo Box Heaven, and there were stevedore angels floating around me.  Then I realized, it wasn't heaven, I was in the Mitsui Outlet Mall Food Court.  It really was…

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January 23, 2021

World's Best Cargo Box Rest Area

by Joe Cargo

At the Mitsui Outlet Park in Taichung, Taiwan, in the heart of the Taichung Harbor, they have the World's Best Cargo Box Rest Area.  The best Cargo designs always integrate the material planet with nature,…

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March 08, 2021

The Mysterious Cargo Box of Beitouzi

by Joe Cargo

As I was traveling the train in Tamsui, I noticed an unusual site through the window and on the street below.  It was an abandoned cargo container sitting next to a stream.  Naturally, I hopped…

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December 12, 2021

Container Cat Cuisine At Mellow Sushi (醇壽司)

by Joe Cargo

Mellow Sushi (醇壽司 梧棲店) is a reasonably priced sushi shop in Taichung, only a five minute drive from Mitsui Outlet Park (台中港).  It's so cat friendly that there's a built-in litter box cut out in…

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November 25, 2021

The Genius Of Little Rice House (小飯之家)

by Joe Cargo

Little Rice House (小飯之家) is wonderful place to try eat some delicious food and hang out with friends.  They have friendly  service and we highly recommend this shop.  We will be writing more about this shop…

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December 13, 2021

Owl Burger Is The Coolest Container Shop

by Joe Cargo

Everything about Owl Burger is just cool.  Such as the Mad Max-type atmosphere, the outdoor seating and lighting, the awesome food, and most especially, the laid back attitude of the staff.  If you're looking for…

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September 17, 2021

Container Box Homes Are Survivalist Living

by Joe Cargo

In order to own a Container Box Home along the river or in the mountains, it takes a special attitude of survivalism as well as a tremendous amount of patience.  This home we found in…

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August 25, 2021

Container Box Garden Pots At TankQ

by Joe Cargo

Have you ever seen Cargo Box Garden Pots before?  Over at TankQ Restaurant, just a two minute walk from Songjiang Nanjing station, they have a beautiful garden in front of the building.  They have mini…

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December 07, 2021

Baimo Yakitori (白墨) Serves Izakaya From A Box

by Joe Cargo

Baimo Yakitori (白墨) is an Izakaya Container Box restaurant located in the Linkou District in Taipei City.  Adjacent to a small container box food court, it's a great spot for the late-night crowd.  For those who…

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September 14, 2021

A Family Feeling At The Container Box Cafe (是咩)

by Joe Cargo

Walking down the street one day, we came upon an oasis, a beautiful botanic paradise, with some very unusual and exotic plants.  In the middle of that garden was an exquisite Container Box Cafe' (是咩),…

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January 26, 2021

Car Dealer Container With Brick Supports

by Joe Cargo

Container Car Dealership Offices are very popular on islands due to the high number of ships that come in, which leads to an abundance of retired containers being available.  The benefits for this kind of…

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September 13, 2021

The Magic of Maverick Cubano At Night

by Joe Cargo

It's 10 pm and you're looking for the perfect place to eat, but everything is closed.  So, where do you go?  One magical location is the Maverick Cubano Cargo Box Cafe', located in the heart…

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January 04, 2022

Eating Large At The How Wow (好喔)

by Joe Cargo

In Taichung, there is a container paradise of interlocking boxes and bridges spanning over half an acre, and it truly is an amazing architectural feat.  The name of the restaurant is How Wow Cafe' (好喔),…

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May 22, 2020

Welcome to the Cargo Box Project Website!

by Joe Cargo

We want to welcome you to our new web site.  Feel free to peek inside, learn about Cargo Box Building, and also share any insights you may have.This is an on-going project where we learn…

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December 04, 2021

Reading About Boats In A Container Bookstore

by Joe Cargo

When Eslite Spectrum (誠品生活) opened a location at an outlet mall next to the Port of Taichung, they wanted to create an aura to match their surroundings. So naturally, they created a Container Box Bookstore!  Everything…

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July 28, 2021

Hi Hai Cargo Tea (手作輕食) At Nanliao Harbor

by Joe Cargo

Across the street from Nanliao Harbor in Hsinchu, Hi Hai (手作輕食) Tea is a good place to spend a few hours relaxing with your friends.  Directly in the center of Fenglihuodong Park (風力活動公園), Hi Hai Tea…

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January 02, 2022

Container Community Overhangs River

by Joe Cargo

There is a fascinating Container Complex, less than a mile away from the ocean, that overhangs a river.  The local zoning laws likely prohibit buildings from crossing onto the sidewalk, so they came up with…

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April 07, 2021

I Love Cargo Box Coffee at The Heart Cafe

by Joe Cargo

It's amazing what you can do with a container box and a dream.  The other day, we saw a small cafe' in the most desolate of locations, yet it had the warmth, charm, and beauty…

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September 18, 2021

Construction Box Is Half Empty Or Half Full

by Joe Cargo

While strolling to the park yesterday, we stumbled upon a rare find in the world of storage containers.  Lo and behold, in the middle of a construction area, it was half an Office Cargo Box. …

2571 hits

December 30, 2021

Red Car Wash Container Is Magical

by Joe Cargo

A popular feature of Taiwan Car Washes are container box water distribution systems, which connect to a network of hoses that supply water around the complex.  It's another fascinating way that containers can be recycled…

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October 18, 2021

Peck (啄) Brunch Is Soul Of Jinlong Road

by Joe Cargo

With spotless streets and rows of homes, Jinlong Road is a neigborhood in the truest sense of the word.  And in the center of that road is a small cafe' called Peck Brunch (啄Brunch), which…

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October 12, 2021

Cartoon Cargo Office With Pulley Canope

by Joe Cargo

If Willy Wonka built himself a Cargo Box Office, this is exactly what it would look like.  An orange frame, white doors, and a rainbow umbrella.  This is the perfect, quaint little get-away, and the…

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October 17, 2021

Enjoying The Afternoon At Heart Coffee (心咖啡)

by Joe Cargo

Located adjacent to Asia University Hospital in Taichung, Heart Coffee (心咖啡) is a popular Cargo Box Coffee shop that specializes in their own gourmet beans.  As you look out the window, there is a picturesque…

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October 05, 2021

Late Night Cargo Fried Food Box (四葉關東煮)

by Joe Cargo

This Cargo Fried Food Box, better known as Shihyaoden (四葉關東煮), is located in an area known for late night fare.  Directly adjacent to Maverick Cubano's, another popular evening only grill, this shop is a hot…

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November 01, 2021

Cafe Champ Makes Cargo Look Cool

by Joe Cargo

Cafe' Champ could have a variety of monikers, such as Fast Lane Caffine or High Adrenaline Java or even Nascar Joe.  Any nickname you choose has to be about living on the edge and speed,…

2470 hits

October 31, 2021

A Terrifying Halloween At The Owl Burger

by Joe Cargo

Can you think of anything more terrifying that spending Halloween surrounded by Spooky Cargo Boxes?  Naturally, we went to Owl Burger, the best Cheeseburger place in Taipei.  Let me tell you, it's been a mission of…

2453 hits

December 01, 2021

The Abandoned Little Red Container Box

by Joe Cargo

Out in an open field, less than a mile away from the ocean, there is an abandoned, little red container box office, isolated from the outside world.  We know it's not being used because the…

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October 15, 2021

Experience The College Life At Soulba (稍飽台大店)

by Joe Cargo

Nestled in the middle of National Taiwan University, close to the heart of Taipei, is a quaint little cafe' called Soulba (稍飽台大店).  Bustling with nature, it's adjacent to Drunken Moon Lake (國立臺灣大學醉月湖), which is a haven…

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September 02, 2021

The World's Most Perfect Container Office

by Joe Cargo

Directly across from the river, there is a beautiful, multi-container box office, with horizontal I-beams supporting it underneath.  With the steel frame painted blue, and the container doors and window borders painted white, it gives…

2355 hits

June 24, 2021

Open Your Door (出櫃) Has The Freshest Milk Tea

by Joe Cargo

In some ways, Open Your Door (出櫃) is a shop within a shop, because the Container Box is situated inside a large commercial space.  Even more surprising, it's in an upscale area where rental prices…

2352 hits

August 08, 2021

The Ghosts of Apple Cargo Cafe

by Joe Cargo

Once upon a time, there was an enchanted Apple Cafe' and it was going to be the fairest coffee shop in all the land.  Then one day, the world changed, and the mystical Apple Cafe'…

2352 hits

November 07, 2021

Just Kitchen Is Exactly What It Is

by Joe Cargo

Just Kitchen is a popular franchise that offers a variety of different healthy food alternatives.  Currently, they have a location in an outdoor container park complex, and it allows patrons to enjoy their dining experience…

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November 16, 2021

Delicious Barbecue At Longmen Yakiniku (龍門燒肉)

by Joe Cargo

The other day, we visited one of the best container barbecue restaurants in Taichung.  Built in a container box motif, Longmen Yakiniku (龍門燒肉) has a very clean, sleek design that draws in a night-time crowd,…

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April 11, 2021

Creating A Cargo Box Office Out Of Thin Air

by Joe Cargo

If there are a bunch of Container Boxes sitting in your company's parking lot, you might as well make use of them.  Stack a few of them together, add a door and a couple of…

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October 04, 2021

Ming Lun Pancakes Takes Over The Night

by Joe Cargo

Ming Lun Pancakes (明倫蛋餅-大坑店) as been an institution in the Taichung Area since 1978, and one of the things that makes them stand out is their unique Container Box Shop.  With a double decker container,…

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October 26, 2021

The Nothing Bar On Pier5 Is Really Something

by Joe Cargo

The Nothing Bar is really quite something. Enjoy a fresh beer and chat with friends while soaking in gorgeous views of the Tamsui river.  The Nothing Bar is located in the middle of Dadaocheng Pier Plaza,…

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July 21, 2021

The Cargo Bar At Time Out Hotdogs (戴帽熱狗堡)

by Joe Cargo

Tulip Time Out Hotdogs (戴帽熱狗堡) is absolutely, positively, one of the best Hot Dog eateries in Taiwan.  Finding an American-style hotdog in another country is a harder task than people realize, but in this case,…

2190 hits

December 06, 2021

Hooked On Fish And Chips In Hsinchu

by Joe Cargo

Located in Nanliaobeike Park (南寮貝殼公園), adjacent to Old Nanliao Fishing Harbor (新竹南寮舊漁港), Hooked On Fish And Chips is a great place for people who want that authentic British style flavor.  It's not uncommon for people to drive miles to…

2180 hits

June 19, 2021

Car Dealership With The Supersized Roof

by Joe Cargo

Can you give me a supersized container box roof with that burger, please?  Without a doubt, this one of the largest, individual container box roofs that has ever been displayed on this site.  Supported by…

2123 hits

November 21, 2021

America's Finest Cuisine At The Roadies Grill

by Joe Cargo

Wandering aimlessly through Taoyuan one rainy afternoon, we discovered an authentic American Style Container Box Bar and Grill.  Roadies (路帝斯美式餐廳) has traditional American staples such as tacos, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as burgers and…

2120 hits

May 11, 2021

Pancake Cones At I Love Chow (我愛豹豹)

by Joe Cargo

Sometimes I daydream about the pancake cones they make at Dadaocheng Dock, embeded with cream and covered with a variety of delicious toppings.  The shop that makes these treats of wonder is called I Love…

2109 hits

November 10, 2021

Capitalizing On The Container Box Sign

by Joe Cargo

Next to an outdoor greenhouse and garden in Taichung is a Container Box Sign that directly faces a large Hospital Parking lot.  It appears the owner was looking to capitalize on the container's unique location…

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August 28, 2021

Mark Twain's Container Box Office

by Joe Cargo

Knowing how much Mark Twain enjoyed traveling up and down the river, we believe he would love this Quad-Container Box Office.  Built directly over a stream near the Port of Taichung, these container boxes are…

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July 01, 2021

The Cargo Boxes Of Daqing Night Market

by Joe Cargo

The Daqing Night Market (大慶夜市) is extremely busy eating destination on weekends in Taichung.  In order to handle the influx of visitors, they have refurbished half a dozen cargo boxes into everything from offices to storage…

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May 24, 2021

Huoguichawu (貨櫃茶屋) Container Tea Shop

by Joe Cargo

When visiting Huoguichawu (貨櫃茶屋) Container Tea Shop, the first thing you will notice is its unique location, at the bend between two intersections.  The way the street curves, it almost leads you directly to the…

2071 hits

December 10, 2021

Container Box Made Palm Spring Style

by Joe Cargo

Some areas next to the ocean in Hsinchu are desolate and barren, similar to the desert in Palm Springs.  So, when we came upon a Container with an unfinished roof, adjacent to a large dry…

2060 hits

October 28, 2021

Container Garden Shed Gives Eerie Feeling

by Joe Cargo

Walking down a side street in Hsinchu, there was an eerie whipping sound in the distance and we felt compelled to find it's source.  As we proceeded down the street, the sound got louder and…

2042 hits

December 22, 2021

Container Garden Shed Soothes Soul

by Joe Cargo

Garden Sheds are another popular way for containers to be recycled and used within the community.  This beautiful blue container shed has its own water tank and automatic spiral door.  Adjacent to a tree field…

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October 19, 2021

A Quiet Night Out At The Material Café (素材日常)

by Joe Cargo

If you want to spend a quiet evening sipping a cup of coffee and chewing on a scone, in a pristine style atmosphere, then the Material Café (素材日常) is the perfect destination.  Just a short…

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July 12, 2021

The World's Best Tea Is Cargo Box Tea

by Joe Cargo

If you are looking for the world's most relaxed place to drink those tea leaves, then Cafe Tea on DaDaoCheng Wharf is the answer to your prayers.  

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April 04, 2021

The Discarded Cargo Boxes Of Neihu

by Joe Cargo

Scattered beside and underneath bridges, peppered every few miles on long stretches of roads, and covered in wild grass in open fields, there are abandoned Cargo Boxes everywhere in Taiwan.  Maybe their owners discarded them,…

1966 hits

March 17, 2021

The Allure Of A & J Cafe

by Joe Cargo

A & J Cafe', also known as BowknotAJCAFE, is celebrated for having the best coffee in Hsinchu.  Only a mile from the Hsinchu Fish Harbor (新竹漁港), this shop is unique for having several containers linked…

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January 07, 2022

Orange Container On The Highway

by Joe Cargo

Along a busy highway, there is a mysterious orange container with an extra large roof, and possible second level, constructed on the shoulder of the road.  If it was a shop, it would have been…

1941 hits

October 08, 2021

The Perfect Cargo Box For Halloween

by Joe Cargo

In honor of the Halloween season, we present the Mysterious Grey Cargo Box.  While we realize this is most likely used as a storage container, the ominous undertones of a rustic cargo box with windowed prison…

1896 hits

August 04, 2021

Cargo Style Japanese Food At Don Show Buri

by Joe Cargo

Don Show Buri (燒丼株式會社) is an authentic Japanese restaurant that serves cooked rice bowls, with everything from beef, chicken, eel, fish, lamb, and a variety of other delicacies.  They have several locations around Taipei, however, we chose…

1892 hits

May 10, 2021

Imagination Is The Key To Invention

by Joe Cargo

On a stroll in Hongshulin, we came across a fascinating Cargo Box Office that tickled our imagination.  It appeared as if the box fell into disarray, possibly for several years, and it was now being…

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March 02, 2021

Beer House (貨櫃) And The Cargo Box Door

by Joe Cargo

Beer House (貨櫃) sounds like the title of a low budget National Lampoon movie.  As with any B-level film, they even included bad plot devices, such as putting a Cargo Box Door in the middle…

1878 hits

May 02, 2021

Doors Become Walls To Add Extra Space

by Joe Cargo

Need a few extra feet of square footage?  Just turn those container doors into walls, and presto, now there's the extra motorbike parking area you wanted.  When it comes to re-using those shipping boxes, there…

1871 hits

June 21, 2021

Cargo Box Garage With Metal Grate Ramp

by Joe Cargo

Sometimes simplicity is the key to design, and there's no better example than this Cargo Box Garage with a metal grate driveway ramp.  We searched online to see if something like this was available for…

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June 17, 2021

Container Box Dessert With Iron Support

by Joe Cargo

The most eye-alluring part of this current container are the I-beam and end plate supports.  Set up as a dessert shop in Hsinchu, they really did an excellent job of stabilizing everything on a crooked…

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December 30, 2021

Green Peace Has Recycling Container

by Joe Cargo

Greenpeace (綠色和平) had a recycling container box on display for Christmas Week in Taipei, sharing a number of ways the world could reduce plastic waste.  They demonstrated everything from reusable drinking cups to shared food…

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November 09, 2021

Take A Seat At Mitsui Outlet Park

by Joe Cargo

Whether it's considered a rest area, a meeting point, or even an art installation, it's agreed that the Container Box Benches in Mitsui Outlet Park at Taichung Port (台中港) are one of a kind.  Everyday…

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August 20, 2021

Simple Cargo Garage With Spiral Door

by Joe Cargo

Having an extra storage facility is actually a common practice for many home owners these days.  Rather than spend a few hundred a month on a storage locker, why not just have a cargo box…

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February 12, 2021

Container Box Strip Mall in Xinshe (新社區)

by Joe Cargo

Over in Xinshe District (新社區) in Taichung, there is a container box strip mall that sports a variety of different shops, primarily restaurants.  It's a unique feeling to sit and eat lunch inside a metal…

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May 04, 2021

Feel The Nature At Millimetre Cafe (毫米咖啡)

by Joe Cargo

With limited options to eat in the center of National Taiwan Sports University (NTSU), the Millimetre Cafe' (毫米咖啡) is an oasis for a remote area filled with campus buildings and resident dorms.  Just to be…

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March 30, 2021

Binlang Cargo Shops On Cinder Blocks

by Joe Cargo

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish a Cargo Box Shop from a simple shed surrounded by corrugated metal sheets.  However, when you see cinder blocks supporting the shop, that's usually a clear sign that it's a…

1757 hits

April 20, 2021

The Standard Parking Lot Container Office

by Joe Cargo

It's fairly common to see Container Box Offices in Paid Parking Lots these days, especially around Taipei City.  They're inexpensive, easy to move, and they serve a vital management function.  This particular parking lot is…

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February 22, 2021

J's American Style Burger Is Fast Food In A Box

by Joe Cargo

Cargo Box Fast Food, that's the best way to describe J's American Style Burger.  Juicy beef, fresh luttuce, tomato, lots of ketchup, and american cheese, it's everything you want a cheeseburger to be.  Unlike the…

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February 03, 2021

TankQ Is Cargo In Name Only

by Joe Cargo

There's nothing cuter than eating pasta out of a tiny Cargo Box.  At TankQ Cafe' and Bar, you can literally do exactly that... eat out of a tiny Cargo Box.  While we are not entirely…

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June 07, 2021

The Faded Grandeur of Cargo Art

by Joe Cargo

There is nothing more aluring than the faded grandeur of Cargo Art.  While traversing the streets of Taichung, we have seen many examples of Cargo Box artwork that has been lost to time, either by…

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July 26, 2021

Cargo Garages With Automatic Doors

by Joe Cargo

What can be more secure than storing your cars in a storage box?  Especially when it has automatic doors!  Plus, if you ever decide to relocate, you can just put your worldly possesions and furniture inside…

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February 05, 2021

Double Decker Cargo Box Office

by Joe Cargo

Hey guys... let's get two or three container boxes, stack them on each other, and we'll have our own office!  That's likely how the conversation started when they built this fascinating and intriguing blue work…

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April 02, 2021

Lavender Container Box With Drawbridge

by Joe Cargo

There is the most unusual pink and lavender Binlang Shop over in Hsinchu, complete with it's own home-made drawbridge spanning across a small creek.  When the sun hits the lavender container at the end of…

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June 29, 2021

The Container Boxes Of Longtan Lake (龍潭湖)

by Joe Cargo

Many people know Longtan Lake (龍潭湖) for it's Taoist Temple and various restaurants, but few know about the fascinating array of Container Boxes which surround it.  Masterful artworks some of the boxes, with colorful depictions…

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April 22, 2021

24-Hour Car Wash Container Office

by Joe Cargo

Car washes are the perfect place to utilize a container office, especially for a business with low overhead.  This particular office has all the necessary amenities, such as running water, electricity, air conditioning, and ample…

1683 hits

March 09, 2021

Construction Office And The Company Store

by Joe Cargo

As with any business, a company will try to monetize their profits any way they can.  So, today we introduce a small company store at a local construction site.  On one side of the street,…

1676 hits

February 20, 2021

Over There (在那裡) Is A Perfect Night Getaway

by Joe Cargo

Popular as a late-night spot for large gatherings or just an intimate dinner for two, Overthere (在那裡) illimuniates the skyline from almost a mile away.  With its bright lights emanating from spotlights and high powered…

1667 hits

January 15, 2021

Charcoal Grilled Steak (黑炭牛排) In A Box

by Joe Cargo

Tucked away on a busy street corner in Taoyuan, the Original Black Charcoal Grilled Steak House (黑炭原味碳烤牛排) is a popular spot for the late night crowd.  It's entertaining to watch them them cook the steaks…

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May 28, 2021

Binlang Container Supported By Hubcaps

by Joe Cargo

Depending on the district, some zoning codes are more favorable towards container shops than others.  However, having hubcaps as foundation support has to be pushing it to the limit.  Binlang sellers have a habit of…

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April 15, 2021

Car Dealership Has Container Log Cabin

by Joe Cargo

There appear to be three essential ingredients for a Car Dealership in Taipei; an empty parking lot, plenty of cars, and a container box office.   We have seen this formula play out again and again,…

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October 14, 2021

Shopping In Style At The Hama Boutique (亞瑪精品)

by Joe Cargo

Just in time for the Winter Holidays, the Hama Boutique (亞瑪精品) placed a temporary Container Clothing Store in the middle of the Xinyi Shopping District.  Less than 100 feet away from the largest Christmas tree…

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June 12, 2021

TNUA Soft Ice Cream Is Heart Of College Scene

by Joe Cargo

With cattle grazing in the field adjacent to it's front patio, this is one of the most unique Container Cafes' we have visited so far.  Located in the center of Tapei National University of the…

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February 07, 2021

The Garden Restaurant Of Yesteryear

by Joe Cargo

The Garden Restaurant (嵐芝宸庭園餐廳) is a very unique and special container restaurant with several container boxes extending off the main building.  The exterior landscape is well-kept and only adds to the exquisite beauty as a…

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January 11, 2021

Wang Cold Noodles And The Container Door

by Joe Cargo

Wang Cold Noodles and the Container Door sounds like a title for a Chinese teenage novel, but it's actually the name of a restaurant in Taichung.  Wang Cold Noodles (王a涼麵) serves a variety of noodle…

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March 22, 2021

Slick Car Dealership Office

by Joe Cargo

Sometimes a simple paint color scheme can make a world of difference with a container box office.  Whoever painted this really had an eye for asthetics, and not only for the container but for the…

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May 18, 2021

The Cargo Box Public Lavatory

by Joe Cargo

Probably one of the most popular uses for Cargo Boxes in Taiwan is for public restrooms.  Scattered around parks, government buildings, and especially the docks, you can see them everywhere.  At first they are hard to…

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October 09, 2021

Self Car Wash Has Container Water Tank

by Joe Cargo

There's a trend to use Container Boxes in Self-Car Washes in Taichung, and that makes sense considering they already have lockable doors, are built to withstand the outdoor elements, and are easy to move.  Above the…

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February 02, 2021

Bonsai Garden At Spring Breeze Yard (煦院園藝)

by Joe Cargo

In some cultures, Bonsai trees can run anywhere from a hundred to a million dollars, which is why the Bonsai Garden Service at Spring Breeze Yard (煦院園藝) is a necessity.  For that kind of investment,…

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July 18, 2021

Smoothie and Juice Mini Container

by Joe Cargo

On the outskirts of Taichung, there is a mini-container that has an awesome smoothie and juice bar.  It's official name is 彼可斯Bicuss冰菓室, and they have an apparent love of felines, which is showingly expressed in…

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