Eco Cabins - The Shipping Container Scouts Camp On Catalina Island

Eco Cabins:

Eco cabins are gradually becoming the shelter of choice among those who have cabins, scout camps and retreat goers.

Eco cabins are comfortable, uniquely designed and cost way less than conventional cabins and standard container homes. Also, takes less time to construct. A good example of these eco cabins is that on the 85 year old Scouts’ camp on Catalina Island.

Located 30 km off the Southern California coast, and designed by Richard Hammond the Scouts camp first started with the prototype shipping container eco cabin. The eco cabin was meant to help foster and reduce environmental degradation seeing as most scouts cabins are built using wood gotten off of felled trees.

This eco cabin is made up of a local wood deck, possesses natural cross ventilation and conserves energy by using solar powered, energy efficient devices.

It was also designed to look like open tents instead of closed cabins. The top of the eco cabin was also cut out to make room for window openings while the roof boasts of a stretched silicone-coated fiberglass that encourages natural lighting.

2 x 40ft Shipping containers to build this eco cabin

Credits to:

Eco Cabins by Haute Nature and Richard Hammond

Benefits Eco Cabins:

This eco cabin is both revolutionary and eco-friendly. The cost of building the eco cabin is generally lower than traditional cabins. The effort and time invested too was really short compared to the amount of time it would have taken to build a conventional one.

If you want to build eco cabins and need to take out loans, you can rest assured that with proper planning, you can pay the debts off in a few years.

Decorating the interior also won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can decorate as expensively or as cheaply as you want without taking away from the beauty of the eco cabins.

Investment: Unknown. Information to come

Time to build: Unknown. Information to come

For more information about building an entire house or eco cabin from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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