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Shipping containers used in floating house

A new example can be seen at a marina in Belfast, where Brooklin boatbuilder Steve White has parked his new houseboat, constructed from shipping containers. But if you go down to the marina for a look, don't expect to see two big steel boxes welded together. While White's houseboat does have an unusual design when compared to other architecture in Belfast, it's also welcoming, with a warm red exterior paint and spacious windows.

The interior is just as inviting, with radiant heat, bamboo flooring, and a sleek kitchen. "It's much more house than boat," White said. White decided to build a houseboat after selling a second home. Because of the trade imbalance between China and the U.S., ports on the eastern seaboard always have a surplus of steel shipping containers. White assembled a team to help him with the project. This Shipping Container Home In The Redwoods Is Amazing! You Should See... You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home. What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that’s completely off the grid?

You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

It can be done, and there are plenty of people who’ve already taken the plunge. Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone like you or I can grab one for around $2,000. From there, you can get your creative juices flowing and build an awesome home, getaway spot, or cottage-like structure on your existing property, provided you have the space. If you’re able to put this baby on wheels, you won’t even need a permit to have it around. Innovative ideas like these are becoming more popular as people seek alternative ways to live modern lifestyles. What 36 People Decided To Do With Shipping Containers... The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend.

IRELAND’S FIRST SHIPPING container home has been completed – with building taking just three days.

The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend

The house was finished over the weekend and will now be donated to St Vincent de Paul. It will most likely be moved to Deerpark in Co Cork to home a family in time for Christmas. Finished product Building the unit took volunteers three days, after which it was put on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). The labour and materials for the project were donated from more than 60 suppliers. The project managed to turn something that looked like this: Caterpillar House Is A Shipping Container Marvel - Efficient And Unique.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás America imports many more products than it exports, which means that- once they’ve been emptied out of their iPhones and Playstations- we have lots of extra shipping containers lying around.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

Recently, however, shipping containers have become one of architect’s “building blocks” of choice, with clever projects popping up all over the fringes of art and architecture. A new, four-unit apartment building in Washington DC, however, may take shipping containers from off-the-grid fringe projects to the mainstream – a first for the area. Designed by Travis Price, Architects and located at 3305 Seventh St. NE in Brookland, apartment building uses repurposed shipping containers to “block out” the four-units’ living spaces.

Checking out the finished product in these photos, below, from the Washington Business Journal, you’d think the finished units were on the higher-end, cost-wise. You can watch the Business Journal’s coverage of the building’s (fast!) From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley Every year in June, the small French village of Le Mans hosts a little-known, seldom brought-up, 24 hour motor race.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

Thousands of fans from all around the world come to watch, but the rest of the year LeMans is just a sleepy farming community. A hotel in the area would be jammed to capacity for one week a year but empty as Fenway Park in January the rest of the time. You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home. Container.li. This is not a shipping container house. It is something far more significant. After seeing a post on Inhabitat titled Compact Prefab House is Made from a Single Shipping Container in Milan, Architect and writer Lance Hosey tweets: Lance is right about shipping containers.

This is not a shipping container house. It is something far more significant.

They are grossly over-designed for housing, being capable of stacking 9 high when full of tons of stuff; the floors and the paints are selected for international travel and are toxic. The corrugated walls are hard to insulate and they are structural so they have to be replaced with beams when removed. Lloyd Alter/ Container ship/CC BY 2.0 In fact, the important part of the shipping container isn't the container at all; it's the handling system, the amazing infrastructure of ships and cranes and and trains and trucks that move them around, delivering their contents for a fraction of the cost of the old break-bulk shipping.

. © Nova Deko That's why this Nova Deko house is so interesting and ominous. The “BIG 5” 800 sq ft Shipping Container Floor Plan Concept. Index.php?topic=bauanleitung. A Compact Desert Retreat by Alchemy Architects. Kris Xaphakdy Steel Tube House - Simple Solar Homesteading. This is my dream Home Its been a dream of mine to find some land out somewhere, anchor my Winnebago and start building this home. it is a total of 314 sq ft, It will begin as steel square tubed frame, anchored by large wooden posts.

Kris Xaphakdy Steel Tube House - Simple Solar Homesteading

The main walls and floors will be built out out wood panels, sheathing and sealant. Interior walls: will be white smoothened plaster, with sheet metal paneling on the bottom half. Exterior walls: will be two layers of acrylic sheets, inner blue, outer tinted black and bricking on the lower half. This Shipping Container Home Could Make a Great Off-Grid Cabin. In the video animation below you can tour the Montainer Nomad 192.

This Shipping Container Home Could Make a Great Off-Grid Cabin

Large rolling & locking barn doors on both long sides allow the home to be opened to fresh air and light when in use, and sealed up when you’re away. It’s shown with Learn more about the Montainer Nomad 192. Shipping Container Based Remote Cabin Design. For your cool portable prefab. Marek Kuziel. Upload kuziel.info Subscription preferences Loading...

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Working... Marek Kuziel. A Shipping Container Costs About $2,000. What These 15 People Did With That Is Beyond Epic. All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers!

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

Check out some of these amazing creations! A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets. Take these homes for example: to begin building one of these epic houses, all you need is $2,000. Unique & Modern 160 Square Foot Shipping Container Home. This unique take on a tiny shipping container home was built by Hartman Kable in Seattle, inspired by a New York architect. Built from a 20-foot by 8-foot container, the home is only a total of 160 square feet and exceptionally modern and minimalistic. With some creative design work and storage options, the home has everything one might need for comfortable living, including a kitchen, a water closet bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet, plenty of storage space, seating areas, and a bed. Kable decided to design the container home as “raw” as possible, doing very little to the exterior and keeping the interior super simple and open.

All of the furniture – the shelves, table, bed, and seating benches – are built into the wall and can all be folded up when not in use. What 36 People Decided To Do With Shipping Containers... See? 7. This painted fancy pad by Brazillian Architect Marcio Kogan doesn’t try to hide the containers. Instead, it lets them be the fun little Legos that they are. 8. Natto on Behance. About Natto is socially committed to less privileged people, perhaps with disabilities or are economically disadvantaged; providing them access to decently designed houses within which they may enjoy the benefits of technology. It's as simple as a click. We are generating the first Sensitive Houses that allow the user (via Kinect technology), to monitor and interact with the house using gestures and voice commands.

Shipping Container Home Designs. Ugly Duckling Shipping Container Home Built by Artist Is a Beautiful Swan on the Inside. This shipping container home might be the ugly duckling on the outside, but the inside screams beautiful swan. Design meets function meets artistic style. It may not look spectacular on the outside, but what it lacks in appeal on the exterior, it more than makes up for inside. It’s not really ugly on the outside, and in fact it’s actually rather quaint, and slightly appealing in a recycled kind of way. The “Wow Factor” factor strikes you when you view the interior. It just goes to show you that you should never judge a book by it’s cover. 23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers. These rusty shipping containers look abandoned, but look inside and… WOW, I just can’t believe it!

I thought that the only use of shipping containers was the transport of goods by sea and train, but I couldn’t be more wrong. There are a number of spectacular houses made from shipping containers all around the world, with incredibly detailed interiors and huge glass windows that make these cozy spaces amazingly bright. Are you still thinking that you wouldn’t live in a shipping container? I guess you will change your mind before the end of the article. If you like this post, feel free share it with your friends on Facebook! 1. 10 Things to Consider Before Using Shipping Containers For Your Project. Modern day pioneer John Wells is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas. On his desert swath in The Field Lab, which is also referred to as The Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory, Wells is living off the grid and building an interesting live/work space of shipping containers.

John Wells. John Wells went into the desert of Southwest Texas as an experiment, an experiment in living by facing challenges that most of us never consider, like how much water you get from a rainstorm or whether wind or solar is a better option.” - adventure journal via Weekend Cabin: Field Lab, Terlingua, Texas. ContainerLove, a small modern house. Prefabricated Shipping Container Homes Amazing Report. Tornado Hits Shipping Container House - Starting Life Outside the System. We are not “hippies” opting out. We are a hard working couple who believe that the current economic model is not sustainable. Temporary Shelter For Permanent Constructions. We’ve seen the container house and the pop up coffee shop, but what about the container construction shelter? Ideas. Wonderful Unique Sea Container Homes: Shipping Container Homes Cost Home Designs For Sale Sea Containers House Houses Plans Tiny Cabin Storage Cheap Shipping Container House For Sale 554x369 ~ Architectural, Home Decor and Exterior Interior Design.

Shipping container turned into family home: building blocks in Redwoods. Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn’t disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn’t fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. A Shipping Container - Push Button House. This is very cool if you picture a shipload of them going somewhere. If they were easy to retrofit and duplicate, it is quite portable. The setting is not your typical off grid crowd, but these designers, engineers, forward thinkers who are paving the way to a possible tomorrow with designs like these.

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