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Shipping Container House Design by Ecotech

Shipping Container Buildings September 2, 2016

This is an amazing version of how to use shipping containers in house design.

The project is signed by the architects of Ecotech Design and is located in the Mojave Desert, California. Six containers totaling 220 square meters.

This shipping container house is what the designers refer to as a “prototype hybrid house.”

“The residence is a prototype of 2nd generation pre-fab design and a kit-like housing product. It is constructed from 5-20′ long recycled cargo containers that were fabricated and finished in Los Angeles and then shipped to the site where they were erected and stacked 2 high in 15 minutes each. All site work, including foundations and utility placement was constructed at the remote desert site during container fabrication in Los Angeles.

“The residence is the 1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, 2 story model hybridhouse_1 design that has been adapted for a media client who required a separate photo studio and storage building. The studio is constructed of a Butler pre-engineered steel building with plug-in cargo container storage. It is naturally daylite with 22″ dia. Solutubes, which can be manually controlled and temperature balanced using efficient, dimmable strip lighting.

“The container residence and the pre-engineered, steel studio structure act as two bookends that support framing and, in turn a perforated metal shade canopy that wraps the container’s roof, south-facing steel walls and the dramatic 20′ high outside living space, aka solar breezeway to provide protection against desert heat, glare, wind and blowing sand. The breezeway, in turn moderates and then directs a flow of air through the container spaces to enhance passive cooling. A naturally lit, steel-clad stair structure connects the 2 level stacked containers and doubles as a 20′ story high photo gallery in which to display artwork.”

For more work by Ecotech Design, find them in our shipping container house builders and designers directory.

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Beautiful House Made with 31 Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings September 2, 2016

Beautiful House Made with 31 Shipping Containers

Shipping container buildings, yes, OK, we’re familiar with the concept, but 31 — 31 — containers for one house?

This mansion is proof that used shipping containers can also become part of luxury projects. The property was built from no less than 31 containers and incorporates the idea of sustainability in several other aspects of the project, such as the intelligent storage of rainwater.

I know you want to know the size, right: 557 square meters.

The residence is located in Queensland, Australia. It is a shipping container house with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a study room, a home office, a workshop and a academy.

What is the advantage of using the containers? Well, to begin with, the buildings made of containers last up to 90 years and cost much less than those made with traditional materials used to put up a house. Also, use of shipping container bins in building houses is not only economic, but also sustainable because we give a destination for container that will no longer be used for shipping frieght. We must say that this kind of construction is around 35% cheaper than traditional building, adding things up from the foundation of the house to the outer coating. That is, usually those looking to live in such homes are people who prefer sustainable products and also seek to save. Another advantage of this construction is that it takes usually between 60 to 90 days to complete.

For more work by Zeliger Build, find them in our shipping container homes directory.

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Simple Shipping Container House

Shipping Container Buildings September 2, 2016

This residential project consists of four used shipping containers, which gives an outward appearance that can cause different sensations, depending on the viewer’s aesthetics.

Some will like this type of raw finish and others may feel that there is something strange there.

However, the interior is simply spectacular and will likely please even the fanciest building tastes. And with the money saved on the exterior finish for this shipping container home, more interior decorating and furnishing can be done.

For more of the designer, James & Mau Architecture’s work, find them in our shipping container house directory. Photos: Pablo Sarabia

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Container House Built with $40,000

Shipping Container Buildings September 2, 2016

Container House Built with $40,000

This is “Containers of Hope,” a 1,000 square foot home built with $40,000 US.

The couple, Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta, dreamed of living 20 minutes from the city, a little away from the bustle, but close enough to enjoy all the benefits of downtown San José, Costa Rica.

A container house has some flexibility in the choice of land, which helped the couple to obtain the life they had dreamed of and, most importantly, affordable.

The designer of this shipping container house is Benjamin Garcia Saxe, who does a number of square-style residential buildings. They are filled with light and color, despite being so linear.

He also makes extensive and interesting use of wood and wood products in his designs.

“It was important for me to provide them with the sunrise, the sunset, the spectacular views, and overall try and create a feeling of comfort and home<” said Saxe. “A roof between the two containers, made from the scrap pieces of metal taken to make the windows, not only creates an internal sensation of openness but also provides a cross ventilation which is surprisingly sufficient enough to never have to turn the air conditioning on.

“Perhaps this project begins to expose the importance of design as a tool to provide beauty and comfort with a very low budget in the 21st century, whilst using creativity to not only redefine a scrap material such a disused shipping container, but perhaps to even show that there are viable, low cost, passive alternatives of temperature control to adapt to a very intense tropical climate.

“Already this proposal has began to spark a great deal of interest and could become one alternative to solve the issue of disposing of disregarded shipping containers in developing countries, as well as begin to solve the large gap which first time buyers encounter when purchasing a home.”

Architect:Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Photo:Andres Garcia Lachner. For more of his work, find him in our prefab house and modular home directories.

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5 Beautiful Houses Made from Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings September 2, 2016

With a little imagination and hard work, some talented architects managed to transform seemingly boring container bins into beautiful homes for all tastes. There are solutions for large families, couples young and old, and even for guests.

There are also many notable advantages in constructing houses with containers. They tend to be cheaper than conventional construction methods / materials and are sustainable. Something that would be discarded finds a new purpose as building materials. So let’s take a look at 15 houses built with containers that are beyond inspiring. Maybe you’ll make a shipping container yourself, and maybe you’ll use some of the ideas here in your design:

1. Beach House made with containers – At first glance, it might seem you couldn’t turn old containers into something fancy and upscale to compete with the most sophisticated beach houses. The Beach Box, a luxurious home made from recycled containers, proves that things are not so. Architect:Andrew Anderson.

2. Crossbox House, a sustainable home – This is a prefabricated house, designed by the French office Clément Gillet Architectes. The house has four modules that fit together to create a property of 112 square meters. The main idea of the project is to save time work and thus save the environment. Photos:Javier Callejas

3. Two-story house made with eight containers – This impressive house with about 210 square meters was built with eight containers. The house tries to mimic a traditional house with an interior furnished with contemporary decor. Some containers were cut because the architect did not want each module to become a separate environment. Architect:Patrick Partouche.

4. House of containers for the whole family – Four containers were needed to raise this house, designed and built by Katie Nichols and John Walter with the help of architect Christopher Robertson. Located in Houston, Texas, it is a project that might inspire family’s looking to build a shipping container house.

5. Containers of Hope, a home built with $40,000 – The couple Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta dreamed of living 20 minutes from the city, a little away from the bustle, but close enough to enjoy all the benefits of downtown San José, Costa Rica. A container house has some flexibility in the choice of land, which helped the couple to obtain the life they had dreamed of and, most importantly, affordable. Architect:Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Photo:Andres Garcia Lachner

For more information on any of these prefab house and modular home designers, find them in our directory.

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7 Modern Shipping Container Homes

Shipping Container Buildings June 7, 2016

Check out these shipping container house … I mean check out the range of things you can do within the simple format of container homes! 

These ones are all modern-looking designs (even if some are more of a “traditional modern” given the use and prominence of wood in their appearance).

What does it take to build a shipping container house?

Building a container house may seem simple. Just connect two, three or however many used containers in a house. The final cost of the container house includes more than just a couple shipping containers, though, because naturally you need to arrange the containers and building site, and outfit the building for living.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from shipping container building companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more shipping container buildings,click here.

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The Amazing 160 sq ft Shipping Container House

Shipping Container Buildings June 6, 2016

The Amazing 160 sq. ft Shipping Container

Check out this little shipping container house. They’ve really put some time into the interior design of this one, and the exterior has a stylish look as well, with the rooftop patio having a wood floor and bench, and sleek corrugated iron cladding.

To build a shipping container house you first of all need a container or multiple containers. They come both new or used. A container can be purchased from your dealer. Suppliers are often in large commercial ports.

40 foot container: A container costs between $2200 and $3300 US. They also have 20 foot ones, and other sizes, like this one.

It takes one or two containers to build up a cabin or a small house. The shipping containers come painted. Transportation and installation of the package has an additional price. An old container can cost much less, but you have to buy a waterproof container, so make sure it meets that requirement.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Cubica, and other shipping container building companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more shipping container buildings,click here.

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The Most Unique Container Home of the Week

Shipping Container Buildings June 5, 2016

The Most Unique Container Home

We know that shipping container homes are a great way to recycle and reuse. We know that they don’t have to be tiny as you could use several, and we know they create a unique aesthetic look. With all of that said, there are still surprises to be discovered in the advancing world of shipping container homes! Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

It’s called La aison Conteneur I (Yes, it means ‘container home’). It’s a 1,920 square foot shipping container building by Claudie Drubeuil.

Details:

3 bedrooms
2 1/2 bathrooms
Minimalist, Modern details
9 foot ceilings
Polished concrete floors
Oversized windows
Gourmet Kitchen with oversized range, oven and center island

 

And what might catch your eye the most from the photos: The rooftop deck, which has, yes, a shower on it. Who showers on their deck?

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from shipping container building companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more shipping container buildings,click here.

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Simple, Modern Container Home with a Porch

Shipping Container Buildings June 5, 2016

Be Amazed with this Gorgeous Container Home

We know that shipping container homes are a great way to recycle and reuse. We know that they don’t have to be tiny as you could use several, and we know they create a unique aesthetic look. With all of that said, there are still surprises to be discovered in the advancing world of shipping container homes! Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

Enter a gorgeous container home that will amaze you with its artistic living area

This is the Diamant Noir container home, built by Spray Architecture in 2014. The idea is a house based on a single square structure (whether one shipping container big or more) but that has all that’s needed for modern living.

Besides the simple square design, there’s also a front deck where guests can be entertained. And it just gives a bit of personality and a bit of a focus for what people see when they look at the house.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Spray Architecture and other shipping container building companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more shipping container buildings,click here.

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Build Your Own Shipping Container Pool

Shipping Container Buildings June 2, 2016

Build Your Own Shipping Container Pool

Well, shipping container houses, but now shipping container pools? Do you want to have your own swimming pool but are worried about the budget that you need to prepare, on top of all the expenses you already have? Do you want something unique and non-traditional for your very own pool? If your answer is yes, then you may consider using shipping containers for your back yard swimming pool.

Shipping containers are now being used as the main building element for prefab homes. These shipping containers are not only stylish for houses, but also perfect for setting up your own swimming pool with reduced costs compared with many other pool construction styles.

The usual and traditional swimming pool can cost you around $50,000 for an in-ground pool while the above-ground pool can cost around $6,000. While if you will use a shipping container swimming pool, it can cost you around $2,000 and you may choose if you want it to be above or below ground pool.

The shipping containers that are converted into pools are made waterproof by working on the lining of the interior. The regular filters, pumps and other parts that are being uses in the regular swimming pools can also be installed in the shipping container swimming pools.

Shipping containers is a very unique way in making your swimming activities to the next level. You can have the style you want incorporated in your pool with lesser costs and worries. You just need to discuss your preferences and what are the different modifications and refurbishment options with the shipping container professionals, if you decide to go that route, or do some research before starting.

Shipping containers swimming pools can be installed inside your home depending on your preference. You can also make a pool deeper depending on your needs and preferences, by using multiple container bins. You can also use glass panels and wood trimmings for your swimming pool.

Shipping containers is one of the best options you can have for your swimming pool if you want a more affordable option, if you want the construction to be faster and efficient, and if you want a more unique and stylish swimming pool. It is a perfect choice for those who don’t want to spend thousand of dollars while getting the best for their own pool. One company offering a range of shipping containers and design ideas is Premier Box in Australia. Another is Porta-Mini Storage.

You can find them in the directory of shipping container builders (click here).

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