Description of Off The Grid Homes:
Simple, elegant and classy. This describes most off the grid homes made from shipping containers. Shipping container homes as well as off the grid homes are gradually becoming mainstream.
Off the grid homes are gradually -albeit slowly- taking the place of traditional getaway homes, cabins and lodges. While there are not many off the grid homes built from shipping containers, we feel the All Terrain Cabin example will suffice.
Constructed by BARK Design Collective, the All Terrain Cabin is a perfect example of a simple and classy off the grid home. This type of home is capable of housing four people plus a pet.
The beauty of off the grid homes is that not only are you not reliant on other people and corporations but depending on the design and size, you can transport them from one location to another.
This was constructed from just one 8ft x 20ft shipping container with an addition of wood, glass and aluminium and contains about 480 sq ft of space.
It’s also fitted with an open air deck, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dining, and living rooms, a biodiesel generator, solar panels for electricity, composting toilets, rain water collector and an equipment that recycles grey water for use.
Number of Shipping Containers Used in Off the Grid Homes:
One 8ft x 20ft Shipping Container
Benefits of Shipping Container Off the Grid Homes:
Off the grid shipping container homes are generally cheaper to build and cost less compared to traditional or conventional buildings. Also, depending on the size of the shipping container and the number of containers used, off the grid homes built with shipping containers are relocatable.
Shipping container off the grid homes are also easy to assemble and construct. Depending on the designs, some parts can be constructed on site or offsite. In the event that they are constructed offsite, the parts are shipped to the site, assembled and installed easily.
And because of their ease of installation, These prefabricated shipping container off the grid homes are generally faster to build and put together. Whatever the case, if you need a hideaway or a getaway home that you can move on and off the “grid”, these off the grid homes are perfect for that.
Investment: Unknown. Information to come
Time to build: Unknown. Information to come
For more information about building an off the grid home from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘