To the naked eye Müvbox appears to be a shipping container sitting in Montréal’s old shipping port.
But hit a button and 90 seconds later the 2.5 metre-deep, six metre long container transforms into an ultra chic solar powered restaurant complete with kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, covered patio and bistro tables to serve 28 guests.
The restaurant is made out of a reused shipping container, recycled tires for flooring, solar panels that provide 40% of the restaurant’s energy, and are easily shipped around the world by land or sea.
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Müvbox restaurant is just one example of the adaptability of shipping containers.
The business concept is to adapt industrial containers into a commercial space, such as retailers, budget accommodation, restaurants and pop-up nightclubs. The space is priced at $US150,000 per unit.