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Look what you can do with containers: Hotel built with 120 containers
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The largest shipping-container-based hotel in North America has opened in the town of Sioux Lookout, about 400 km northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont. Builders used 120 surplus shipping containers to construct the 60-room Days Inn on top of a steel foundation. Sioux Lookout is a hub in northern Ontario, with frequent travellers because of its hospital, mining, hydroelectric and resource-development projects. Before the two-storey facility's official opening Dec 9, the town only had one hotel. Above: Construction with Used Seacans Steenhof Building Services Group in Orillia, Ont. engineered the project. General manager Joseph Emmons said the hotel design was environmentally-friendly,...