Description of this Recycled Shipping Container Home
Recycled shipping container homes are all the rave these days. Not just because of their affordability, but also because they are environmentally friendly and can be stylishly designed. This award winning and beautifully constructed six container recycled shipping container home was designed by Ecosa Design Studio.
At 2,000 sq ft it is built to be very eco-friendly, it has 2 lofts which can be converted to bedrooms, green house, studio, office and 2 baths, a 3.6 Kilowatt solar powered source of electricity and water.
This recycled shipping container home is perfect for small urban lots, can be positioned or situated for maximum access to sunlight, has a foundation of 40 concrete piers, and is designed to be placed at least 3.5 ft off the ground if the building regulations require that.
Inside the home, the walls are made of and fortified with closed cell foam placed inside the steel lumber while the ceiling is fortified with recycled denim and enclosed in the wood lumber. This helps keep the home cool at all times of the year. Wiring and plumbing are done before installing the walls and ceiling too.
To maintain and regulate the temperature, moisture, condensation and humidity like in traditional homes , SuperTherm ceramic coating is applied to the external walls. If worked right, the ceramic coating can actually increase the aesthetic appeal of the home. Some Recycled shipping container homes have roofs that are protected by waterproof covering, foam and a smooth finish while the doors and windows are fitted with aluminium dual pain. The main atrium space allows for natural daylight lighting, thanks to the fibreglass walls.
This shipping container home is also surrounded with recycled urbanite or broken concrete planting areas, landscape and gardens. Water collected from the first storey roofs is channelled through the installed gutters into designated tanks while those from the ground floor roofs are drained to the surrounding garden and landscape.
Number of Shipping Containers Used for this Recycled Shipping Container Home:
Six shipping containers
Benefits of a Recycled Shipping Container Home
Recycled shipping container homes are great because they are affordable, cheaper and easier to maintain that traditional homes. They’re also easy to build, are eco-friendly and architecturally flexible.
Recycled shipping container homes can also be built really quickly. Unlike traditional homes, new shipping container homes can be ready in 2-4 months, give or take.
Investment: Information to come
Time to build: It usually takes about 2-4 months to build lovely recycled shipping container homes depending on the amenities, design and company handling the construction.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘