Description of Modified Shipping Container Homes:
Modified shipping container homes are getting increasingly popular and desired by many people. This is not surprising given that some modified shipping container homes tend to be architectural masterpieces.
One of these impressive modified shipping container homes is the Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House Project.
Designed by Keith Dewey who is an industrial designer and completed after 36 months, the house is a marriage between residential apartment and industrial complexes.
The 2000 sq ft single family home is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with adequate living space. To build this, Keith had to use 8 shipping containers stacked on top of each other up to 3 levels.
The basement is made up of recreation rooms and the laundry, ground floor consists of the living space and the first floor, the bedrooms.
As with some modified shipping container homes, this house was modified at the site of the construction.
The external walls of the modified shipping container home is painted with industrial enamel high gloss paint. To reduce the sharp angles in the home, the roofs were made of shallow barrel-vaulted roofs.
The interior walls were fitted with insulation and drywalls, the basement floors filled with concrete and living space and flooring made with bamboo.
To conserve energy and reduce power consumption, low wattage lighting and energy saving appliances were installed, while heating was through an in-floor mechanism.
Modified Shipping Container Homes- Number of Shipping Containers Used:
8 Shipping Containers
Benefits of Modified Shipping Container Homes:
Modified shipping container homes are often designed with a combination of functionality and aesthetics. That way, you’ll get an impressively designed home that is fully functional.
They are also energy efficient as they tend to come with alternative energy sources. Also, given that their spaces are often fully utilized, there’s little or no room for space wastage.
Modified shipping container homes are also easier, faster and cheaper to build. For instance, during the construction of this home, the amount of wood used was about one quarter the size of what would have been used for conventional homes.
Investment: Unknown. Information to come
Time to build: This project took about 3 years. Similar modified shipping container homes may take far less time.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘