Perth beachside location embraces container living (Aussies 2014)


A few months ago I pondered whether Perth was considering a new housing style … shipping containers (link home renovations of the future). A recent trip to Scarborough Beach suggested the local Council has not only seen merit in the idea, it’s embraced it, even at the upper end of the market.

Aussies 2014 © The Ponder Room

Last week the lower car park at Scarborough beach was turned into container city. There was even a place to park your boat.

Aussies 2014 © The Ponder Room

The sight left me pondering …

Aussies 2014 © The Ponder Room

  1. Why buy a million dollar property when you can live in a container?
  2. Did I miss the memo about an upmarket Detention Centre?
  3. Wonder what the apartment residents think about their new view?

Okay … the truth …

4,500 surf lifesavers have landed, ready to compete in the National Surf Life Saving Championship known as The Aussies. 

Good luck to everyone competing. Stay safe. For information about the event go to …



  1. Thank you for a most informative blog. Had never thought about what is involved in the Surf Lifesaving champs but this blog provided an insight into the sport (industry).
    Most impressed with the interviews of the people involved in running the sport.
    How lucky are we Australians, in particular beach goers, to have the protection of such a well run and organised association. Congratulations to all concerned and best wishes for continued support and success

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