Stunning shipping container home can be yours for $125k

November 22, 2017 by  
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Architect and builder Ty Kelly wanted to disconnect from the stresses of city life in Seattle – so he built an incredible shipping container home deep in the picturesque Montana plains. The 720-square-foot home is made from plenty of reclaimed materials , and it’s currently on the market for $125,000 . The one-bedroom, one-bath home is a true example of shipping container design done right. The home design is a sophisticated blend of wood and glass. Partially clad in wooden planking on the exterior, the house has an all-glass wall that provides natural light into the interior as well as gorgeous views of the rugged Montana landscape. Further embedding the home into its stunning surroundings is the wooden flooring that extends the length of the home onto an open-air deck on the exterior. Related: You can now buy tiny shipping container homes on Amazon Although the design of the home is quite contemporary, Kelly used quite a bit of reclaimed materials in the construction. The redwood flooring and wall panels are made out of reclaimed wood, as well as the kitchen’s butcher block counters, which were made out of leftover lumber from another project. On the interior, the living space, although quite compact, is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen has a wood stove as well as the typical modern conveniences such as a dishwasher and washer and dryer. The home’s bathroom layout, however, is quite a different story. The home comes complete with an outdoor shower on the side deck that lets the homeowners truly get back to nature. Via Dwell Photos via Zillow  

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Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

March 31, 2017 by  
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Shipping container residences can be elaborate and complex, but sometimes bringing it back to basics is the key to good living. At the request of their client, San Francisco-based architects  YAMAMAR  created a simple, off-grid container cabin getaway out of two  repurposed shipping containers tucked into a pristine natural forest in North California’s Mount Lassen area. The container cabin is located on 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness. The idyllic location is next to an old creek bed with amazing sunset views of the surroundings. At the request of the property owner, who had been previously using an old Fleetwood trailer to sleep on site, the new structure had to fit into this natural area by operating completely off-grid . Working within the restrictions set by the local nature conservancy for permanent structures, the team began by customizing two shipping containers off site. This reduced the project’s overall footprint and production costs. Related: A glazed container cabin that reflects the Colorado sky Once fused together, the new cabin was built out with simple materials such as  reclaimed Douglas fir panels on the flooring and walls. To generate power, a solar array was installed on the roof, but the home uses propane for most of its lighting and heating needs. The adjacent creek is the home’s natural source for fresh water. In contrast to some luxury dwellings found in the world of shipping container design, this off-grid cabin was meant to offer the basics and keep the focus on the amazing setting. The compact interior is equipped with a small kitchen and one bedroom with a large window that offers incredible views. Two sliding doors on either side of the home roll open on castors and can be locked up tight when not in use. + YAMAMAR Design Via  Dwell Photography by Bruce Damonte

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Ghost Barn built of locally felled timber glows like a lantern at night

March 31, 2017 by  
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With a name like Ghost Barn and a glowing, lantern-like appearance at night, this fiberglass-clad structure could easily be mistaken for a haunted hut. Rest assured, however, the building is actually a new model-making shed completed by British firm Invisible Studio in the woods of Bath. The architects designed the prototyping workshop using unseasoned spruce timber grown and milled on-site. Invisible Studio constructed Ghost Barn to complement their existing woodland studio and to serve as a space for full-scale model making. Built of locally sourced five-by-two timber planks in less than two weeks, the new prototyping workshop was an exercise in “constructional efficiency.” Minimal drawings were created before construction started to allow the build team to decide much of the design in an ad-hoc way, though the architects determined the materials and the overall farm shed -like appearance. Related: Super-local energy-efficient Caretaker’s House is built from locally grown and felled timber “The project is the first of a series of ‘equivalent’ projects that use same-section timber,” write the architects. “The project also relates to Piers Taylor’s PhD topic exploring contingencies that emerge through incorporating making in to design.” The mono-pitched Ghost Barn is clad in impact-resistant fiberglass and corrugated steel , materials that reference the local agricultural vernacular. The fiberglass walls allow natural light to pierce into the interior and give the building the appearance of a glowing lantern when lit at night. A large opening allows the designers to move large models and materials in and out of the building with ease. + Invisible Studio Via Dezeen Images via Invisible Studio

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Light-filled shipping container home is an artistic triumph in the French countryside

December 7, 2015 by  
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Carol Milne knits glass to create sculptures that are both cozy and fragile

December 7, 2015 by  
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Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

April 7, 2015 by  
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How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

August 12, 2014 by  
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People all over the world are looking for cheap, alternative housing, and recycled shipping containers are starting to become ever more popular; not just homes but also for all sorts of structures . The average shipping container is a very versatile thing, and they can be easily connected together to make many different shapes and sizes of buildings, somewhat like constructing a building with giant Lego bricks. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly option to build your new family home or business office, then using modified shipping containers could be the perfect choice for you. Read the rest of How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ‘Container House , building permits , container home , container homes , Prefab , Recycled Materials , shipping container , shipping container home , shipping container house , shipping container houses , shipping containers , solar panels , summer

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Utah’s Sarah House Project Transforms Shipping Containers into Affordable Homes

May 2, 2013 by  
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Would You Live Under a Bridge? Group Advocates Building Shipping Container Homes Under Hong Kong Overpasses

February 28, 2013 by  
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You may not think that the space under a bridge would be an ideal place to call home, but a group called Under Bridge Action is proposing to transform  the unused space under Hong Kong’s overpasses into affordable shipping container homes . The industrial area of Kwun Tong has endless overpasses, which the group sees as desirable unused spaces that could be turned into youth hostels, arts performance venues, small businesses, and pop-up housing for young professionals . Under Bridge Action is currently campaigning for the government to deem these areas as the next new neighborhood, under the bridge downtown. Read the rest of Would You Live Under a Bridge? Group Advocates Building Shipping Container Homes Under Hong Kong Overpasses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing hong kong , Cargotecture , eco design , green design , Hong Kong population issues , Kwun Tong , shipping container home , sustainable design , Under Bridge Action

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Eco Pig Designs Set to Begin Construction on SCH-1 Shipping Container Home

January 9, 2013 by  
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Eco Pig Designs is a micro home design company that is about to begin construction on a new 40/45 foot shipping container home called the SCH-1. The modular residence has separate living and sleeping areas, a good sized bathroom and is wheelchair-friendly. The SCH-1 has a U value of 0.20w/m2k and is available with an even lower u value up to 0.10w/m2k. The container is designed to be constructed in a factory and delivered to the site as a turn key model for a target price of less than £40k. If the container is used as a primary residence it will also be VAT exempt (which will save thousands). Read the rest of Eco Pig Designs Set to Begin Construction on SCH-1 Shipping Container Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Cargotecture , container home , Eco Pig Designs , green architecture , Green Building , green design , sch-1 , shipping container home , sustainable design

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