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By looking at the humble shipping containers, you wouldn’t be able to guess that they can make such great homes unless you see some examples of amazing storage container homes by yourself.
Cargo containers or shipping containers as they are more popularly known can be used for making modern, low-cost, environment friendly and stylish homes. If one were to take a look around then one would notice that some of the greatest houses around the world are made from cargo containers.
Thanks to the advancement in technology and science, the world of architecture has definitely improved tenfold too. YOTEL New York Times Square West at 570 10th Ave, (West 42nd Street), New York City, NY 10036. Travelodge Uxbridge Central (greater London) at Colham House, Bakers Road, Uxbridge UB8 1RG, England. Every year, more than three hundred million cargo containers are simply lying idle in ports all over the world. Now, most people generally choose to live in a cargo container home because it is beneficial to reside in one as such a house is very much complete and stable. Builders and engineers also love to work with cargo containers because the overall strength and structure of the storing container is something that provides them with the opportunity to work on them and turn them into fancy dwelling centers.
Cargo container homes are extremely popular because they are heavy enough to stay on the ground and withstand environmental factors such as hurricane winds, etc.
Have a look at some free floor plans for storage container homes here:  plans for storage container homes. Instead of sending the unused shipping boxes lying in ports around the world to landfills, one can send them to factories to turn them into cargo container bungalows.
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Plans, designs and drawings are neat – but in action photographs is where we see the real wonder of shipping container home construction. Creative contemporary domestic designs, from unique home architecture to custom interior, furniture & DIY design ideas.Find inspiration via plans & pictures of compact modular mini-houses, small-space apartments, all-in-one bathroom & bedroom projects & more.Upcycled cargo shipping container houses, to space-saving furniture, ultra-modern interiors & futuristic homes! Following  the incredible popularity of our digital book series – The  Most Influential Shipping Container Homes Ever Built – we  have decided to release a number of expanded  titles  for 2013 showcasing in greater detail some of the  best in Container based Construction from around the World.
Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi have created a lovely hideaway style home from six Type 1A containers amongst a stunning setting of 11 acre’s of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Felton California. Originally the owners where planning on building a modern prefabricated house but quickly discovered issues with site access due to the narrow and winding local roads, the standardised width of the ISO shipping container overcame that challenge.
The house was carefully designed around the site to minimize the impact on the established trees and was constructed with a raised foundation in order to have the fewest earthworks and land grading possible and the few redwood trees that needed to be felled to make way for the house where used as the stairs and ceiling in the home. Other features of the house include a central gas fireplace, LED lighting and an Advantex septic system. Total construction costs came to  $225 per square foot which is at the low end of custom house spectrum in Northern California.
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Our design and education resources include our 3D Shipping Container Home Design Software, Shipping Container Drawings, Video Tutorials and Shipping Container House Plans. But usually for me the smaller the better because I like efficiency and the idea of not going beyond our needs too much. In this post I’m going to show you an example of what can be done with a couple of recycled shipping containers. I also like the exposed beams and I love the structure they built to combine the two containers and make the entire thing one awesome home.

If you enjoyed this shipping container house you’ll love our free daily tiny house newsletter! It also occurred to me that two box trucks could be parked head to toe with the boxes almost touching. I had these thoughts when I was brainstorming inexpensive urban alternatives to overpriced row homes. Put those containers underground and make yourself a underground bunker home for the up coming Apocalypse. I have helped design and build a few shipping container homes and there are lots of ways they can be modified.
I designed one that is insulated with strawbales on the outside and stucco for a super insulated and strong shipping container home.
LaMar, I’d love to know how you protected the metal exterior from moisture with the strawbales up against the container, and what is done to keep animals from nesting inside the straw bales. Hi Mike, the strawbales are left 1 inch space from the container and that space is filled with pea gravel.
Are there any references on how to build out and finish containers & interiors you know of? This site is a very valuable resource, as it walks through the complete construction, start to finish.
Sure looks like it, and it also looks like the Containers of Hope would be a more expensive version.
You could easily secure the doors but you bring up a problem I see revealed in you question. I really like the looks of this two container home but have a problem withe cost of such a home. If all that Tiny House blogs showcased were low end, bare knuckle tiny homes on wheels with exposed plywood walls, a futon, a water jug and a sawdust bucket, the audience that would draw inspiration for downsizing would be miniscule. As an architect who specializes in add-ons to high end homes in Chicago, I am constantly repurposing away hundreds of thousands of dollars of fixtures, appliances, wood paneling and windows per year to my friends and family.
And since we all have Free Will, you are certainly within your rights to create a container home as low cost as makes you happy. Gone are the days when houses had to be made from the conventional brick and mortar, today, people are open to living in houses constructed uniquely, like the shipping container house! The storage container home is the result of the endeavor to come up with innovative green architecture. The completed design uses 86 containers of various sizes that were retrofitted into hotel rooms and bolted together onsite. Taking the inspiration of green sustainable architecture, this B&B was built from renewable freight containers. These become prone to fast depreciation and therefore instead of letting them rot away, it would be more sensible to generate use out of them.
In fact, one can save a lot of money when constructing a cargo container house because it only requires a very minor section of the materials that are generally required for constructing a house. Even though this kind of box may have a heavily corrugated steel frame, but it is capable of withstanding a lot of weight and moreover, it is constructed from recycled materials, therefore it is chosen for the purpose of constructing a house. These self-sustaining masterpieces are also loved by people because they are easily transportable.
Who would have thought that these humble rectangular stainless steel boxes can make such comfortable and visually appealing homes? Building becomes as easy as stacking giant modular metal LEGOs – prefabricated, pre-cut cargo containers already sized, scaled and structured to be transported.
Save the document into a folder you will remember the name of and  then open it when it’s fully downloaded rather than trying to view it in your browser. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. I’m quite keen on both the exterior quirkiness and the supreme openess and light of the interior.
One of my focuses has been on converting box trucks that will no longer be used on the road.

The meeting faces could be removed and framed, which would effectively double the interior space. Empty lots with good privacy are affordable, whereas lots with any technically-livable structure sell for ten times as much. He goes into detail on his recommended interior wall method (wood 2×3 studs, and spray insulation). I kinda like the fact that the one featured on this page doesn’t attempt to hide its origins.
Could someone close you inside with that mechanism with no release to let you out of there??? I had to bring my laptop to a computer expert, have him strip out the software and download my old browser. Four cracked ribs, brutal blunt force trauma to my internal organs and a severely bruised hip bone. I have seen Mr sly here and there, but Alex took the dates off the postings, so some may be older, you can’t tell from when. Unlike conventional homes, such homes can be used during times of emergencies because they provide almost immediate help and shelter to the people in need. Likewise, there is also not much labor required because the basic shape of the structure is already present, just the modification has to be done.
One can choose to use a truck, ship or train to transport storage container homes, therefore there is no need to be concerned about how to move the same.
Inside the ocean container, various types of smaller containers are used by factories to store latex rubber. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. If the engine is running poorly, you can get one inexpensively and limp it to a final resting spot on your land, where it will live to serve a new purpose.
The joint on the outside could be protected with a roll of instant roof (the best product ever), rendering it almost invisible. The bales sit on a gravel and rail road tie base and the stucco extends to the ground so rodents can’t get in. The only thing that would bother me is the fact that the opening mechanisms for the shipping container doors are still on the outside.
On my latest redo, I took out $15,000 of Kohler bathroom fixtures because the new owner HATED the Jet Black colour that the previous owner loved. These homes are considered to be very good examples or recycling and reusing in order to reduce the accumulation of garbage and unwanted substances around the world. The cargo containers can also be stacked on top of one another in order to form a living structure that more or less resembles a dormitory. These shipping container houses are not only easy to obtain, but also easy to get into, which is why they make great homes!
I hate when there's only a limited amount of photos to inspire a person when 10 minutes more of taking photos could have supplied a more complete appreciation. I know that I deeply appreciate seeing both ends of the scale but I lean more heavily toward the upscale end of design because that’s what makes my family happy and we can afford it. Whether we outright purchase the items, barter for them, go to craigslist or Dumpster Dive, who knows what inspiration these high end homes can provide? I sold them for $2,000.00 to my best friend who installed them in his own home this Winter. Though by no means small these homes reused the containers and are a safe building alternative.
Cement pilings are poured with steel plates on top with the containers welded to the plates.

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