Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shipping Container Homes

This looks interesting, haven't looked at it yet though...

Twelve amazing shipping container houses
By Brian Clark Howard
Posted Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:50am PDT

(Photo: Urban Space Management)

Invented more than five decades ago, the modern shipping container is the linchpin in our global distribution network of products. In the containers go toys from China, textiles from India, grain from America, and cars from Germany. In go electronics, chocolate, and cheese.

While a number of resourceful people have converted shipping containers into make-shift shelters at the margin of society for years, architects and green designers are also increasingly turning to the strong, cheap boxes as source building blocks.

Shipping containers can be readily modified with a range of creature comforts and can be connected and stacked to create modular, efficient spaces for a fraction of the cost, labor, and resources of more conventional materials.

Discover some of the exciting possibilities of shipping container architecture, from disaster relief shelters to luxury condos, vacation homes, and off-the-grid adventurers. See what makes them green as well as cutting edge.

1 comment:

Terry said...

There are more and more people interested in this method of home building. It's cheap and looks cool once finished (if done right). Plus, we are helping to reduce the amount of shipping containers found at the ports.

You can find out a lot more about it at my site It's dedicated to the whole concept. You may enjoy it. Thanks, Cosmic Monkey.

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