Here’s an introductory post discussing some of the basic concepts for using a shipping container for housing.
“Many people are turning their attention toward shipping containers or cargo containers as they look for ways to create affordable housing. Shipping container house plans or floor plans are readily available on the internet.”
Continue reading about Homes Made From Shipping Containers.
The folks a My Home in a Box put together a nice photo collection from this television episode. If you missed it or don’t like watching these kinds of shows here’s your opportunity to see the final results.
“For their final challenge, the remaining three All Stars must each design the interior and exterior areas of a converted shipping container, part of a popular trend in eco-friendly living.”
See the photo collection for Shipping Container Homes: All Stars – HGTV show – Design Shipping Container Homes.
Love to see container homes getting some mainstream attention – seems like a great way to build.
“Not too shabby for something that was slapped together and outfitted in TWO DAYS! This was the (somewhat recent) finale competition on the program Design Star All Stars…”
via Relaxshacks.com: A mid century modern TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME.
Steve posted some details and tips for constructing a simple bathroom in a shipping container cabin.
“The platform is constructed of 2″x6″ cedar boards with stainless steel screws holding it together. The vertical support boards are cut out along the back wall to make room for the plumbing, which runs from under the kitchen cabinets to the shower platform. The tub is a Behrens 35 gallon galvanized steel tub that I got from Amazon, of all places.”
via Bathroom 1.0 | Tin Can Cabin.
John Wells continues to make progress on his shipping container house at the field lab. The large building behind his work area is a greenhouse John built from four shipping containers and a lot of welding. Photo credit to John Wells.
“Yanked my stud starts out of the container, rebuilt the east wall, lined it with the radiant barrier and wedged it back in place.”
via The Field Lab: just a puddle….
Here’s a single container building used as a sports center that could easily be a small home. I really like the second metal roof. Shipping containers are water tight but a second roof like this can keep it cooler on hots days and help lengthen the building’s life.
‘safmarine container sports center’ is a recycled shipping container transformed into a communal athletic space in piketberg, south africa by cape town-based tsai design studio.
via tsai design studio: safmarine container sports center.
Image credit to Tsai Design Studio.
John Wells at The Field Lab has started building a new tiny living space inside one of his shipping containers.
“Got started on the studs today. Only thing I would have done different with my present house is – 2×6 instead of 2×4 studs allowing for more insulation and the addition of a radiant barrier. Gonna beef it up this time. The hardest part is getting started – after that, there’s no turning back till the job is done.”
via The Field Lab: studs.
Here’s a simple approach for using shipping containers for a live-work space. Minimal insulation is provided by insulating paint and the arrangement of the containers and clever positioning of the original doors help block ocean winds.
“Designboom is a publication and blog that focuses on design, architecture, art, photography and graphics. Their main offices are located in Milan, Italy, but for the hot summer months, the crew of Designboom recently moved their offices into a series of cargo containers on the island of Sardinia.”
via Designboom’s Container Office.
Comfortable camping option built from a 20-foot shipping container.
“King County Parks welcomes people inside their new container camping pods in a demonstration in downtown Seattle.The pod camping unit is made out of an old 20 foot shipping container and mounted on a trailer.”
See more of this Shipping Container Camping Pod.
Building on the last shipping container concept it seemed logical to add another 20-foot shipping to see how much more space that could really provide.
Continue reading about this Shipping Container Cabin Concept.