The Containers of Hope by in Benjamin Garcia Saxe in San Jose, Costa Rica
Some more details on the house I posted two days ago. Looking at it this way, it does remind me a little of this place. I think I like this one better, though.
These are apartments for students in the city of Le Havre, France. There’s a bathroom, a kitchenette and a bedroom / office in what looks like a 40ft. container. Quite simple, but pretty neat. There are four of those containers stacked on top of each other, and walkways in between. What a brilliant way to provide affordable housing (€300 per month) to students.
This home by Adam Kalkin is damn near perfect.
It’s like a container house within a bigger container. These huge roll-up doors look pretty cool. If you click on the link, there’s a floor plan of the place as well.
Meka World - A company located in Toronto Canada making homes out of Shipping containers. Pre-assembled like lego, they are transported to the construction site where they can take just a day to put together. Providing living space at $100.00 a square foot.
Did I mention how much I love wood paneling?
Some brilliant ideas for 20ft containers by Michael Janzen from Tiny House Living
This is just a little design exploration for how one might finish out a shipping container as a home. Some of the issues I’m noodling-through are:
- Should a side door be cut into the container and how does that make the floor plan more flexible?
- Should the bathroom be placed at one end or in the middle?
- Should custom built-in beds be fabricated or can standard beds and bunk beds be used just as efficiently?
- How many beds can be placed inside a 20-foot shipping container and still have space for a micro kitchen and bathroom?
Not sure where this design exploration is going yet, but I’m having fun thinking about what can fit inside the box.
The Container Guide is a handy field guide to shipping containers—perfect for the aspiring container spotter. The guide, which will be printed on rugged waterproof material, will help container spotters identify containers and the corporations that own them through photos, logos, and container color keys. The Container Guide is being created by Tim Hwang and Craig Cannon, who are pre-selling the book on Kickstarter.
A “field guide” for “container spotters.” So, container-spotting is now a thing?!