February 17, 2014

Ship it [part 1]

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container
When I visited Durban last year I stayed at a cafe that offered boutique accommodation [The Concierge] as part of its set up; a Melbourne girl does need to be close to her daily coffee you know! Aptly named the Freedom Cafe it is tucked away just out of the city centre in Greyville.

The cafe is cleverly designed using shipping containers; one painted bright red provides cosy indoor table seating whilst a second glass container serves as the counter and barista area complete with African stomper stools.

You can see shipping containers used as simple homes and shops all through Africa, however the design of the Freedom Cafe has taken this over-sized metal packing box to a whole new level. Inspired to find more shipping container design in Africa my search uncovered a Pretoria East residence and a recycle bike shop in Ghana.

{Images: 1-3 Freedom Cafe, 4-6 Pretoria East home via House and Leisure, 7-9 Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project via Flickr}

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container


Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed