Shipping Containers used to Build a Houseboat

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Photo Credit Steve White

“The mantra for the 21st century is to do more with less, and many building pioneers are exploring how to repurpose material to construct homes. 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.” (source)

According to one of our awesome readers, Robert F., Steve White (the builder) is the son of Joel White who was known as one of the best boat designers. Joel’s father was author E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web). Interesting, right?!

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Read the original article and see interior photos here.

Thank you Robert F. for sending this one in!

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Eco Stacked Shipping Container Apartments in Uruguay

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These unique shipping container apartments were created by a celebrity chef/entrepreneur named Alejandra Dellepiane.

It’s a hotel in José Ignacio, Uruguay made completely of shipping containers. This is the first hotel of its kind in the country.

Outside you’ll find wooden decks, flower gardens, firepit, jacuzzi and grill. The structures are surrounded by a forest of pine trees and you’re really close to the beach.

Solar panels heat your water and LEDs light everything up for you while you’re there.

Resources/Credits

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Shipping Container Cabin Community

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Well, it’s sort of a community of shipping container cabins and I’ll tell you why…

They really are container cabin/cottages but they’re NOT homes, unfortunately.

They’re studios for artists (which might be even better, right?). And- actually- one of the artists does live in his. (Shhh.. Let’s keep that down low.)

The other interesting part is that the container cottages are in somebody’s backyard!

Yes, the big structure to the right is a large home. Kudos to the homeowner for doing this!

More info here.

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Shipping Container Tiny House on Stilts

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I thought I’d let you know about this super sweet shipping container tiny house on stilts that’s being built right now in India according to . This is the first time I’ve seen a container cabin like this on stilts so since it’s so unique I got excited about sharing it with you. I’m always a fan of elevating structures a little bit not just for safety from floods, etc. but just for the sake of improving the view from the house as well as creating the opportunity to make an outdoor space that’s higher up than usual (like a balcony). More photos of this project are available for you to see here.

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Modern Recycled Home Made of Shipping Containers

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Modern Shipping Container Home Floor Plan

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Interior of this Modern Shipping Container House Finished

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Credits for this World Flex Home Shipping Container Modern House

Architects: Arcgency.
Contributors: World Flex Home (WFH), Danish Technological Institute.
Engineering and Sloth Møller Henrik Sørensen.
Photograph: Jens Markus Lindhe and Mads Møller.

“Although built in the city of Wuxi (China), the design of the prototype has been developed in Denmark. World Flex Home is a modular system in which the structure is composed of stacked containers 12 m long and 2.5 m high and 2.5 m wide, approx. This two-story apartment together is just one example of the many versions of home that each customer can customize through an online tool that allows you to define the surface, the height, the interior layout, facades, etc” (source)

Learn more and read the original post here.

Using Recycled Materials to Build Future Homes

I’m always inspired by projects that use old materials like used shipping containers as the base or at least as part of the overall design for a new house, even if it doesn’t end up being very tiny (like this one). For me it’s just interesting to see people use what’s already been manufactured and used to build something new and useful.

How Will You Use Reclaimed Materials to Build Your Future Tiny/Small House?

What ideas and plans do you already have in mind for your future home for using reclaimed materials? Will you build using wood that used to be part of an old barn? Will you use an existing utility trailer as the foundation for your future tiny house?

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5 Shipping Container Home in Boone, NC

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Photos by Patrick Cavan Brown

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“Although built with five wind- and water-resistant ISBUs and a concrete foundation, the home provides a contemporary look and feel; when you look at the exterior or walk inside, it does not feel at all like you are walking into large metal boxes stacked on top of each other. Measuring in at 1,600 square feet, the home took about 90 days to complete at a cost of roughly $100 per square foot.” (source)

More photos (including amazing interior shots) of this 5 shipping container home are available here. Read the original story on it here and here.

Shipping Container Homes: High Country Green Boxes, DwellBox – Boone, North Carolina, – 5 Shipping Container Home

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