2 Story Home with Shipping Containers

2 Story Home with Shipping Containers

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 using 4 x type 1A 40’ HC containers by NG Systems in Moscow. It was constructed in two months.

“The 120 SQM ( 1290 sqft ) 2 Story Home was constructed using a 24 steel pier foundation, 150mm externally fixed polyurethane foam insulation and external timber cladding.

“The ground floor accommodates the living room, kitchen, boiler room, bathroom and hallway. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a library and a bathroom with outdoor terraces

“The house is equipped with a system of water heating radiators and boilers fired by natural gas and the rubber membrane roof is covered with a layer of earth 300 mm, sown with grass.”

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