2 Story Shipping Container Home with Rooftop Patio

2 Story Shipping Container Home with Rooftop Patio

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 Moscow by NG Systems. They used 6 x type 1A 40’ HC containers. The 180 square meter ( 1937 square foot) 2-story house was also designed with stability in mind — they built it to be able to hold up against category 5 earthquakes.

“The ground floor consists of a living room, kitchen, boiler room, bathroom and bedroom with an additional 3 bedrooms, laundry and 3 bathrooms on the second level.

“Interestingly this home uses external insulation ( 150 mm thick on the walls/ 50 mm on the floors ) and is external clad.

“The house is equipped with a system of water heating radiators and boilers fired by liquefied gas. Gas flows from the gas tank to the boiler at a distance of 10 meters from the house.”

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