Houses Made from Shipping Containers:
Houses made from shipping containers are amazing and inspiring. For instance, we adore this 2008 project by Jure Kotnik Architects and ConHouse. However, and like a plethora of other commentators, we are not to sure about the big pink polka dots either…
This two level shipping container home is certainly minimalistic in its approach, with the building composed of two containers perpendicular to each other. The upper container provides a projecting roof above the entrance as well as serves to shelter the back terrace. The ceiling of the bottom container is also a terrace of the first floor.
Apparently the “The pink-dotted façade illustrates the wide range of possibilities for tailor-made exteriors, the choice of which is as simple as deciding about which mobile phone cover to put on”.
Developed with the ConHouse system, (think Ikea with shipping containers) future home owners should be able to choose a number of modular designs from a catalogue and get them delivered for DIY install.
Number of Containers building Houses from Shipping Containers:
This one used 2 Shipping Containers
Benefits of building Houses from Shipping Containers
Houses made from shipping containers are typically green, and eco-friendly. Building this is far cheaper than the cost of building traditional houses.
People who take out loans for houses made from shipping containers like this can easily pay off their debts in a couple of years whilst having a roof over their heads. Because it is self sustaining, owning one helps reduce the steadily increasing amount of carbon footprint.
The interior of houses made from shipping containers can be as lavishly or sparsely furnished as you want, there’s really no limit to how much you want to furnish it. This is only limited by your creativity and imagination.
Investment: Unknown. Information to come
Time to build: Unknown. Information to come
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘