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 to be a rental unit, and the funds that come in through the rental go to charity.
“Known as The Spontaneity Suite this Luxury Shipping Container Hotel Suite will be popping up at various exciting locations around Australia throughout the year
“Constructed from 2 x Type 1A 20’ HC Shipping Containers the suite is fully equipped with numerous mod cons and boasts a rooftop Jacuzzi and terrace, cocktail station, the latest smart in-room technology including Apple TV and keyless entry, and a large floor to ceiling glass frontage so guests can take advantage of the spectacular vineyard views in surroundings.
“The proceeds raised from each night’s stay will be donated to the charity OzHarvest.”
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