6 Shipping Container Home

6 Shipping Container Home

How many shipping containers to build a large three bedroom house for a family? These guys used six in theirs. It’s a couple, Alex and Corban Walls’ house, and it was built by the owners with Architectural Graduate Fraser Horton.

Shipping containers used:

6 40 foot type 1A HC shipping containers

They built this one at Muriwai Beach in New Zealand.

Recently we’ve been looking at shipping container buildings — especially residential — more because of the sometimes lower cost of building with them. When you buy shipping container bins used, its for a couple of thousand dollars, and there is a big variety: some are fully bins, some have doors, some have ribs instead of walls, some have roofs, and so if there’s supply appropriate, they can fill in big parts of a building’s material needs.

We also found a company that has been collecting shipping container builds and putting them together in a collection (a pdf book called “Shipping Container Homes”). They’re called Container Home.

“The 3 bedroom modern contemporary house is shaped like a capital letter ‘I’ the plan of the home allows two courtyards, front and rear of a central living zone. Bedroom wings sandwich this area and project out into the landscape.

“With skills picked up from his work with his creative engineering company, special projects, ale used a grinder to remove rust, a panel beating dolly to get rid of dents and, finally, cutting the apertures in the steel sides for windows and doors. The Wall’s recently sold this stunning house for $1.24 million NZD (around $800,000USD.”

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 Homes” and other 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.