Since I started this blog back in late 2009, it’s been somewhat of a creative outlet for me. Not only am I able to post my designs, sketches and other ideas for consideration and comment, but I’m also able to delve into a good bit of architectural theory in my writing. For the first year that this blog was up there was almost no traffic – only about 10 hits per month on average for the first 12 months. That’s pretty bad, and granted I wasn’t keeping up with it much at first.
The shift seems to have come when I began writing more in-depth posts about shipping container design and construction. And I have noticed a trend in the last couple of months in the character and construction of search terms that hit this blog. Some can be rather entertaining, like the guy who searched for “porn in container”….i still can’t imagine what he was looking for…not really sure if I want to either. :-\ Some other popular search terms that pop up consistently and in various combinations are:
40′ shipping container house
container reinforce structure
shipping container house plans
etc etc etc.
This gets me to wondering, if my own very little corner of this “corten craze” generates such interest (upwards of 2-3,000 hits per month and climbing, thank you very much! :-)), why are we still only seeing it trickle into the mainstream media? I certainly don’t have the answer, so if you were hoping for one, so sorry to disappoint.
But, (there’s always a but) the winds are changing. If small sites like mine are getting this kind of interest, then others like treehugger and inhabitat are getting even more and this is going to push the cause into the limelight, so to speak. It’s out there, people are getting interested and soon they’ll start seeing container homes as viable housing options in the mainstream. Hell, we could even see the first Container Subdivision in the very near future.
If you’re reading this and you’ve got some news on container construction or any other kind of container project, please send it my way. I’d love to feature it here. Lets keep the corten craze rolling on down the tracks, baby!