The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
Have you thought about usable space, re-engineering, structural integrity, contamination, insulation and comfort? If not, you need to before jumping into building a home from shipping containers.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?