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Shipping Containers Turn into Amazing Swimming Pools

Shipping Container Buildings May 31, 2016

Shipping Containers Turn into Amazing Swimming Pools

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.

Modpools turns shipping containers into amazing swimming pools

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

Find more from Modpools, 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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Adam Kalkin’s Shipping Container House

Shipping Container Buildings May 31, 2016

Adam Kalkin’s Shipping Container House

Are you thinking to have a unique concept for your new house but still can’t decide? Do you want your house to be created from something unusual and non-traditional? If you are looking for something unique yet beautiful for part of the basic concept for your new home, then you may consider Adrian House.

Adrian House was created by a great modern architect, Adam Kalkin. Adam Kalkin is known to be a great architect who creates quirky and fun home designs for prefab houses. He is known to give new life to discarded materials by up-cycling them and creating unusual and beautiful structures.

Adrian House is composed of 12 shipping containers. These shipping containers were placed inside a larger structure to complete the Adrian House. These shipping containers are used to support the glass structure that functions as an overall cover of the entire house.

Adrian House has two steel staircases. These staircases lead to the second level of the shipping containers where the bedrooms are placed.

The total size of the house is almost 4000 square feet. It has a double height garage door style openings that allow the entire house to be connected to the outdoors.

The first level of Adrian House has a library, playroom and bathroom. The kitchen, office, and guest bedroom is also located at the first floor. At the second floor you can find the master bedroom, the master bathroom, the second office, two bedrooms and another bathroom.

The Adrian House is spacious enough to make it enjoyable and comfortable for your family. It also gives you enough space where you can do your work.

Kalkin has worked with Butler to construct the Adrian House. Butler has also a great experience in building pre-fabricated homes for several years.

Adrian House is truly one of the great masterpieces of Adam Kalkin. It gives you the opportunity to live in a unique stylish house knowing that you have helped in reducing industrial waste by using shipping containers as part of your new home. It is a remarkable place that you and your loved ones can truly enjoy. Adrian House is a perfect place where you can celebrate life and love for you and your family. To see more of Adam Kalkin’s work at Industrial Zombie, find them in our Building Homes and Living Directory (click here).

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Build With Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings May 27, 2016

Build With Shipping Containers

Are you already interested in building with shipping containers, and now you’re looking for unique style elements for your new house using this style of building? Do you want something unconventional, more affordable, yet more cost efficient as well as being able to build faster? If your answer is yes, then you may want to explore the possibilities of having your own shipping container pool.

Shipping container construction is one of the leading alternatives in architecture these days. Used shipping containers can be used to build not only as homes but also offices and even — like the photo above — swimming pools!

Using metal shipping containers for your house will make the construction of your house faster since you already have the walls and you will just need to add divisions, connections, and style for your new home. It is very cost efficient since you don’t need to spend thousand of dollars for the new materials — timber, nails, concrete — for construction of your house. In addition, your labor cost will be minimized.

It will also help to have less waste in the construction of your house since less raw materials will be used. This means that waste management problems or concerns will be lessened while your new house is being built.

Shipping containers structures can be designed based on your needs. They can be made waterproof by doing different methods such as fixing the interior and exterior lining. They can also be made weatherproof against cold depending on the kind of weather and temperature you have in your selected site.

Shipping containers are a very unique way to take building inexpensively to the next level. You can have the style you want incorporated into your house with lesser costs and worries. You just need to discuss your preferences and what are the different modifications and refurbishment options with shipping container professionals — or, you could always do the research yourself and become an expert.

Moreover, they can also be used as a swimming pools if you want one in your house. They can definitely add more style to your new house by using glass panels or stylish wood trimming.

Shipping containers are one of the best options you can have for your new house 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 home. It is a perfect choice for those who don’t want to spend thousand of dollars while getting the best for their own house. One good source of information (where you can buy these bins if you are in Australia) is Premier Box (click here).

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Amazing Small Boutique Hotel Made from Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings May 25, 2016

Amazing Small Boutique Hotel Made from Shipping Containers

Boutique hotels are all the rage now. People love them because the service is so much more personal. Usually, there are literally thousands of people in a major chain hotel at any given time. However, now we have a small boutique hotel made from shipping containers. Yes, that is correct, they are actually built from shipping containers. We have heard about the tiny house movement making homes from shipping containers, but now something new has come along and that is the boutique hotel that only serves a few people at a time, made from actual shipping containers.

You won’t need to worry about staying in one of these hotels, they are quite strong and durable and may even be safer than a regular brick and mortar building. Shipping containers are used to hold big, heavy items, so I don’t think guests will need to be in fear of this hotel simply falling apart. It is a brand new concept that many people think will expand quickly around the globe.

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

Find more from Artikul Architects,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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This amazing shipping container hotel can pop up anywhere in the world

Shipping Container Buildings May 24, 2016

Eco-friendly Hotel that can be Easily can Pop Up Anywhere in the World

We have heard of recently, the tiny house movement creating homes from shipping containers, but now there is a shipping container hotel that can not only move around the globe, but is also eco-friendly. Artikul, the Prague based firm has created, out of shipping containers, something that is mobile and amazing different, which highly intrigues a lot of people. a hotel that can pop up anywhere there is space, around the world, is something surely most of us have never heard of, until now.

The hotel will draw to it, the curious and other creators, builders, and architects, plus the creative tenant. This hotel can be in Prague one week and then Paris the next. It certainly has its charm. The fact that it is mobile is a huge draw. People will wonder where it was last and where it will be going once they check out. Indeed it is a hotel with modern conveniences but also a work of avant garde art as well.

This amazing shipping container hotel can pop up anywhere in the world

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top). Find more from Artikul Architects 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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Exquisite Open-plan Kitchen of Container Home

Shipping Container Buildings May 20, 2016

Exquisite Open-plan Kitchen of Container Home

Open plan kitchens are all the rage these days. The space looks more modern and luxurious, and open plan kitchens can make a small house seem more roomy and spacious. An open plan kitchen offers the home buyer many perks, especially if they like to entertain. You don’t have to feel so far away from your guests while preparing food and drinks. Open plans give you the space you need to feel connected to the rest of the home, not like when years ago, we were either closed in one room or another.

More people are choosing modular homes because of the diversity of the floor plans and the way they can be  customized to your liking and your family’s needs. You don’t have to do without any amenities in modular homes today. If you ask for what you are seeking, most of the time they can make it happen and what a wonderful way to choose and buy a home.

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

Find more from Minimalist Homes 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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House Made of Pallets and Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Buildings May 14, 2016

House Made of Pallets and Shipping Containers

This prefab house might be of interest to those of you out there who are looking to build a decent sized dwelling with a small budget. They reduced building costs by using shipping containers and pallets in their prefab home design.

Two shipping containers, each 40 feet in length, plus two shipping containers 20 feet in length, are the structural basis for this modular house. They used wooden pallets to clad the exterior, which can be seen as a style element, but it also keeps this prefab house cool in the sun. Since its built in Curacavi, Chile, heat is a consideration.

Another part of creating cooler temperature spaces for the modular construction is the shady areas, which of course are cooled naturally by the movement of air. It moves freely because the design leaves spaces between the pallet slats.

The shipping container-based areas provide the security and protection from weather the home owners wanted in other parts of the house — plus the metal containers provide the structural strength needed to keep the house standing up.

Other spaces are modifiable. Sections of wall can be slid open and closed to ventilate or protect those areas. The folding screen on the porch serves a similar task.

Heating and cooling is also provided by geothermal heat pumps in this prefab house.

The work is by James&Mau. You can see more of their work by visiting them at our director y of prefab and modular home designers and builders (click here).

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Two Unit Shipping Container House

Shipping Container Buildings May 5, 2016

Shipping Container House

There’s been a lot of interest in the last few years in shipping containers as building blocks for houses. Shipping container houses do offer some considerable benefits to home builders — strength and availability being two of the foremost. But what does it mean? Building a house out of shipping containers?

Using five long shipping containers, these home builders made a two story modular house for themselves plus a guest house.

The main building is the one pictured above. That one has four shipping containers — it’s two containers wide. They’ve cut the containers open to create patios, window spaces and doors.

This shipping container house is located in the Primavera forest in Jalisco, Mexico, and was designed by S+Diseno.

While some shipping container home designs disguise the building materials, this design accentuates the containers with industrial yellow paint and natural (paint-less) metal finishes.

The shipping containers used in this building are typical 4-high cube containers, 323 square feet (30m2), and the total are of the house is 120m2 or 1291.7sqft. Shipping containers come at various prices, depending on the region, the company, whether they are used and how used they are, as well as what kind of deal the buyer can find.

To see more of S+Design’s work, visit our directory of prefab home designers and builders (click here).

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Expandable Container Home – They’re Selling These Things for Only $10,000

Shipping Container Buildings April 10, 2016

Expandable Container Home – They’re Selling These Things for Only $10,000

So modular homes are inexpensive alternatives, in many cases, to traditional construction homes, but I came across this expandable modular container home, and they’re listing them for $10,000 (you still have to pay shipping, of course).

These shipping container homes are clad in quality timber and are suited for country or beach properties, according to the people selling them.

Another thing modular home buyers might factor into their estimations is that the shipping for a container home from overseas costs in the thousands, to get it to our coasts and to ship it from the coast to your location.

So how are they built, some of you might be wondering? The house is a modification of an ISO shipping container (you can buy these a lot of places, there is a huge global supply of shipping containers). THey cut off some of the corrugated sheet and manually weld a smaller container to it as a slide out.

The slide can be moved by several people working together, but without too much effort, according to the prefab manufacturers.

They then decorate the interior and use sound-absorbing wood ceiling panels, and use birch to cover the wall. They also have removable custom-built joinery.

The outside cladding and decking is done with antiseptic-treated timber.

I hesitate to link to the product contact page for this one, because it is from China on Alibaba and I can’t guarantee the quality, and the page I saw it on had only one sale showing. Once I hear more about these guys, I’ll update this page and I’ll update our Facebook page, too. Probably I’d suggest shopping around North American modular homes (they might already have options around this range) and contacting builders nearer home first and seeing if they can build something like this. If anyone ends up buying one of these expandable modular homes from overseas, though, please let us know how it goes so we can update people.

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Cool Shipping Container House You Can Build on a Cliff

Shipping Container Buildings April 10, 2016

Cool Shipping Container House You Can Build on a Cliff

This module house was built on a type of land that usually requires a bit of extra work to construct on — a rock cliff. But because the modular home sits on simple leveled cliff edge (picture above) with the overhang supported by simple blocking, without any sub-floor or foundation, the difficulty is reduced.

Of course, we might be a little swayed by this picture — how many people don’t want a view like this, or to have their house surrounded by trees and earth? That’s one reason a lot of people look into modular homes or tiny homes, I guess. You can put them almost anywhere, and lightly — they can usually be lifted out without much difficulty, too.

The architects for this one are WMR Arquitectos. Their a Chilean company (again with a Chilean modular house company!), and the house was photographed by Sergio Pirrone.

The modular house is based on 3.2 meter square wood sections with the entire house “skeleton” (pillars and beams) remain in sight when the house is finished.

The roof of this house is also a patio — a flat pati0 — and has an walkway onto it from the front side of the house.

To see more from WMR Arquitectos, find them in our prefab and modular homes directory.

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