Kathy Tafel - KTainer With partners, I own land in a remote part of California. It has wild beauty, and some need of environmental restoration. Our first years there were spent in basic infrastructure such as water and road. To be there on a more regular basis, though, we needed to not spend hours setting up and tearing down a tent each time we visited. My partners built a yurt. Challenge Create a livable structure that I make with mostly my labor, accomplishable in a remote location. Considerations Waste Everything must be carried out or disposed of onsite. Erosion There is a winter stream 100 feet from the site. Atmosphere The temperature can go below freezing in winter and reach 115° in summer, with generally a 40-50° temperature swing during the day. Expansion I did not want to have a structure that I would outgrow and then need to upgrade. Time Had the luxury of spending some months focusing on project, but wanted all future projects to be doable in a weekend between work. Money Thought Aesthetic Material Progress
Container - Part 2 Guest Post by R Blank (this is a repost from his original blog) My wife and I have now been living tiny for several months. For those who don’t know, tiny homes (living units under roughly 200sq’) have become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. When we researched many options for different types of tiny homes, we found a lot of information — but very few first-person accounts of the experience. And, after all, that’s what tiny living actually involves — a fundamental shift in thinking about consumption and space utilization — the rest (what type of tiny home, whether its mobile, how its built, etc) is all just details. Our Shipping Container from LEED Cabins, in Place, with the Completed Porch and Privacy Fence Given the increasing popularity of tiny homes I thought it might be valuable to someone out there considering the same to read some of my thoughts on what this experience has been like for us. In our case, this isn’t a tiny home, so much as a my home-office.
Shipping Container Homes: Jamie Durie, Top Design - Sydney, Australia, - 5 x 20 FT Container Studio Homes Episode 1 The first challenge for contestants is to convert a shipping container into a practical home. It must contain a living area, sleeping area and eating space. The 10 contestants are broken up into two teams of five and given $25,000 and four days to complete the challenge. They will use innovative ideas and creative techniques to maximise space and create comfortable, livable rooms Find Shipping Container Homes, 20 ft container, 40 ft container, ISBU in your area Team 1 Team2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5
container house Blue Me Portable Vacation Home | Modern Industrial Design and Future Technology - Tuvie Email Presenting you the all-new vacation home, which is portable! Yes you heard it rightly. Designer : Anton Markus Pasing via Dvice fabprefab - modernist prefab dwellings Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe By Eric • Jun 16, 2011 • Selected Work Benjamin Garcia Saxe has recently completed the Containers of Hope project with a budget of $40,000. Located in San Jose, Costa Rica this container house is the result of a close collaboration between the architect and his clients, who went on to construct the building themselves. The 1,000 square foot home is composed of two 40-foot used shipping containers set together with a raised mid section and clerestory windows. More shipping container houses here Containers of Hope by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture: “Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta dreamed of living in their fantastic property 20 minutes outside of the city of San Jose, Costa Rica; where they could be with their horses and enjoy the natural landscape. It was important for me to provide them with the sunrise, the sunset, the spectacular views, and overall try and create a feeling of comfort and home. Photos by: Andres Garcia Lachner
Shipping container architecture A temporary bank branch built from shipping containers in Germany Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. Advantages Strength and durability Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked in high columns. Modular All shipping containers are made to standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. Labor The welding and cutting of steel is considered to be specialized labor and can increase construction expenses, yet overall it is still lower than conventional construction. Transport Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes. Availability Expense Disadvantages Temperature Humidity Solvents
Shipping container designs, photos, plans and architecture Ubuntu (philosophy) Ubuntu (/ʊˈbuːntʊ/ uu-BOON-tuu; Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to "human kindness."[dubious ] It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally "human-ness," and is often translated as "humanity toward others," but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". In Southern Africa, it has come to be used as a term for a kind of humanist philosophy, ethic or ideology, also known as Ubuntuism or Hunhuism (the latter after the corresponding Shona term) propagated in the Africanization (transition to majority rule) process of these countries during the 1980s and 1990s. Since the transition to democracy in South Africa with the Nelson Mandela presidency in 1994, the term has become more widely known outside of Southern Africa, notably popularized to English language readers by Desmond Tutu (1999). Stanlake J. Jump up ^ Tutu, Desmond.
Shipping Container Homes are Green and Affordable Safmarine Container Sports Center by Tsai Design Studio 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.
Intermodal container A 40-foot (12.19 m) long shipping container. Each of the eight corners has a simple twistlock fitting for stacking, locking and craning There are over seventeen million shipping containers in the world Containers standing with their loading doors open Corner casting on a shipping container. The twistlock proper is done through a larger oval hole on the bottom. A flat-rack container loaded with a small vessel loaded by a Reach stacker. An intermodal container (also container, freight container, ISO container, shipping container, hi-cube container, box, conex box and sea can) is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. For air freight the alternative and lighter IATA-defined unit load device is used. History ISO standards for containers were published between 1968 and 1970 by the International Maritime Organization. Description 
The Intermodal Container FAQ Copyright © 1995-2007 Ernest H. Robl; all rights reserved. ( email@example.com ) This document may be viewed, stored, or printed for personal use only , provided the following conditions are met: (1) It remains intact, with no changes other than for line-length formatting; (2) this copyright notice and all disclaimers at the end are included. A westbound Union Pacific Railroad double-stack container train crosses the Keddie Wye trestle in the Feather River Canyon of northern California. PLEASE READ THIS: I am a photographer and writer specializing in transportation and travel subjects. If you need assistance in shipping goods, look in your local telephone or business directories for "freight forwarders" (also called expeditors in some countries). For information on photos used in this document, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Last revised 2007/11/23 Changes in version of 2006/02/03 Changes in version 2004/11/22 Minor editorial revisions Changes in version of 2002/10 Table of Contents