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A Shipping Container Costs About $2,000. What These 15 People Did With That Is Beyond Epic – A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets.

A Shipping Container Costs About $2,000. What These 15 People Did With That Is Beyond Epic –

Take these homes for example: to begin building one of these epic houses, all you need is $2,000. That $2,000 will buy you a shipping container. What you do with that shipping container… well, that’s completely up to you. Some creative people have found a way to transform this rudimentary “room” with metal siding into luxury housing that blows us away. These homes are epic. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) One man has really thought outside the box, by turning his home into one.

Wanting to escape the city for a simpler life, renewable energy researcher Joseph Dupuis​ pieced together three disused shipping containers to make a unique house in the woods, around 55 kilometres from Ottawa. “I want to help as many people as I can get out of the pocket of big banks and make people more self-sufficient,” he told the Huffington Post. “I see my friends buying $400,000 houses and they’re in debt for the next 35 years. It’s pretty backwards…we don’t need these expensive homes and all this stuff we have in our lives.” Photo: Japhet Alvarez The entrepreneur bought the containers for $3576 each and had them relocated to his family’s farm. Once the thick metal doors of the containers have been opened, they reveal a bachelor pad with numerous windows and plenty of natural light, as well as a fireplace and a full kitchen.

“It’s like a giant science experiment so I’m observing and making modifications” he says. Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000 « Orta Blu. By Bridgette Meinhold filed under: Architecture, Cargotecture, gallery, Sustainable Building Guess how much this house cost?

Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000 « Orta Blu

$US 40,000. Seriously. Containers of Hope is the latest project by Benjamin Garcia Saxe and is composed of two 40’ shipping containers set together with a raised mid section and clerestory windows. The discarded shipping container home was built for a couple who wanted to live debt free on their property outside of San Jose, Costa Rica.

You might remember Saxe as the architect who built his mother this gorgeous bamboo retreat with a moon skylight. Good and Bad-Re-Building with Shipping Containers. Good and Bad-Re-Building with Shipping Containers Shipping, or cargo, containers are probably the most widely used and almost completely ignored structures in the world. The majority of the imports countries consume arrive via shipping containers. Subsequently, there are literally millions of these containers on ships and in ports around the globe. Though it’s becoming an ever increasing trend to repurpose these containers for use as modular building materials, very rarely do you see it being done in a way that is either aesthetically pleasing and/or, in simple terms, ‘makes sense’ for the project itself, i.e. using containers as building elements then applying convoluted and expensive materials and techniques to hide the fact that containers are being used as the structural elements.

A Very Cool Container Building The average sized shipping container has approximately 8,000 lbs of steel in it. Not The Greenest, But It Works Source: Green Eco Services. Shipping Container House / Studio H:T. Architects: Studio H:T Location: Nederland, Colorado, USA Project Completion: May 2010 Building Area: 1,517 sqft Photographs: Braden Gunem This project questions the need for excessive space and challenges occupants to be efficient.

Shipping Container House / Studio H:T

Two shipping containers saddlebag a taller common space that connects local rock outcroppings to the expansive mountain ridge views. The containers house sleeping and work functions while the center space provides entry, dining, living and a loft above. The loft deck invites easy camping as the platform bed rolls between interior and exterior. The project is planned to be off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics to create electricity. Shipping container homes. Adam Zuchetti Home / Buying / Shipping container homes Housing affordability constraints; population growth; lack of developable land close to amenities; time-poor lifestyles demanding low-maintenance homes … all of these factors and more can be said to be aiding the boom in alternative housing options.

Shipping container homes

This excellent shipping container home was built for less than $27,000. He Dragged 4 Shipping Containers Onto His Property, And What He Turns Them Into Left Me Speechless. It seems crazy to think about now, but there was a time in this country when there were no contractors and pretty much everyone had to build their own home by themselves… from scratch.

He Dragged 4 Shipping Containers Onto His Property, And What He Turns Them Into Left Me Speechless.

No real estate brokers. You just picked a spot and set up shop. While those days may be long gone, there are still people who like to take home construction into their own hands, literally, and do so in the most amazing ways. This person decided that it was time to build his dream home. thechive He started with four shipping containers, stripping the inside and carefully cutting away certain sections. Then a foundation was laid and the containers were stacked on top of one another, forming the bones of the house.

A few months later, this was the result. The whole house gets incredible natural light.