The idea that shipping containers can be used as the main building material for house builders is still gaining in popularity. Shipping container buildings are used for a wide variety of purposes, spanning the range between modular homes, prefab truck to a site and crane down on some supports homes, tiny homes, temporary shelters, emergency dwellings, and then all the way up into larger buildings, like apartment complexes and mansions, which each take a number of shipping containers put together to make. Oh, and houseboats as well sometimes use these, despite the weight. From the wide and continued use of shipping containers, what I gather is that people are finding benefits in them, and it doesn’t seem to be just a fad. The main benefits I see are the cost when people buy these as used shipping containers and the durability and strength.
Recently I came across this interesting company that is compiling lots of shipping container house designs into a pdf downloadable book, called, you might have guessed it, “Container Home.”
This is one of the shipping container houses they chronicled. It’s one that was built in Cordoba Spain using 2 x type 1A 40’ HC containers and 2 x type 1A 20’ HC containers.
“The 120SQM House was designed by Francisco Carmona of Third Skin Architecture and manufactured in a Warehouse before being transported and assembled onsite.
“One of the interesting features of this House is the use of Ceramic Based Insulating Paint the other being the Internal Mezzanine Area created by heavily modifying the two stacked Containers – see Construction Images.
“The Home has 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, a Kitchen and Living Area on the Ground Floor and a Office space to the Upper Level.”
Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).
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