Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, this container house made of two quarenta foot shipping containers is the result of a close collaboration between the architect and his clients, who went on to construct the building themselves.
Shipping containers aren’t just for the private homes though. They are successfully used for building office buildings, stores, and restaurants, so why not an apartment building? La Aduana is an apartment building in Mexico made out of 36 containers.
Before you head out to buy a plot of land and build your dream container home, you’ll need to ask yourself the following questions to avoid potential issues.
The benefit of using cargo containers is that it makes people feel safe. I can’t imagine how all those people, shaken by nature’s rage, can venture out again in a town center with tall buildings, some still standing and somehaving beendestroyed.
This 4,300-square-foot home and work space is made from eight containers. Maria Jose Trejos designed the space to maximize conterraneo air ventilation and light, with windows and skylights throughout to reduce the use of electricity.
This modern weekend home found on ContainerForStorage consists of two 40′ containers aligned parallel to each other to create a spacious enough abode. The containers’ original look was preserved with a couple of windows and wooden accents added in the process.
Honestly, we can go on and on about the G-Pod Dwell, but for the sake of this article, we cannot do so. Hence, if you are interested in learning more about this stunning project, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration.
Buyer beware: The contents of many containers are often sprayed with pesticides for ocean travel. Worse, some shipping containers for sale previously transported toxic chemicals that will ruin your chances of creating a green home. Do your research on the previous life of the shipping container you’re choosing.
In case you are interested in ordering a shipping container home from Honomobo, we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration.
It’s hard to believe that such an iconic, contemporary house by Sebastian Irarrazaval was built from 12 containers in order to stick to a reasonable budget. The home’s interiors and views overlooking the city of Santiago feels like a million bucks.
Interested in learning more about this fascinating project, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.
There are many more benefits to building shipping container homes as you will soon find out in the following list. So read along to discover some find incredible shipping container residences and get inspired to build a smarter home for your family.
Another impressive project comes from Brazilian Architect MarcioKogan. This maritime shipping container home was born from the idea of using industrial elements that can be easily assembled in a very short period of time.
Henry says: September 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm Has anyone thought about putting multiple windows in a shipping container home that are narrow say 6″ wide but are tall and measure from just above the floor to just below the ceiling? I was thinking about a shipping container home in the wilds of remote Alaska where winters are long and one gets cabin fever unless one has wide views of the outside world but for safety intruding Alaskan bears and wolves would not fit through the windows.