When we talk about recycling, we come to think of recycled paper, boxes, cardboards, glass, plastics etc. recycling takes another level when we think of recycling containers and building a house out of it. It’s literally like thinking out of the box and eventually living in it! We have tried to take you through some of the brilliant homes made from shipping containers and bet once you are done reading the article you would love to own one of these. So let’s get started.
Adam Kalkin Container Houses
This unusual house in California, New Jersey is made from three shipping containers. The exterior design consists of glass on two sides that gives light its way inside the house. The interior design of the house is well matched with the wooden surrounding that is working as a perfect background to it.
WFH Container House
When you look at this house you will not find anything unique about it but indeed it is. An architecture firm agency designed this beautiful house named WFH House in Wuxi, China. It has environment friendly features like solar cell-clad green roof, skylights and even has a rainwater collection system. It is made from three recycled shipping containers that are acting as a steel frame and bamboo giving an elegant facade to the house.
Boucher Grygier Residence
This house is made from three forty foot recycled shipping containers. It consists of three shipping containers, two containers are piled on top of each other and the third one is cut in half and stacked to create two bedrooms. The upper containers consist of a kitchen and master bedroom. The house has a solar design that helps in minimal use of energy and conserves roof rain water. Houses like Boucher Grygier Residence help in reducing the ecological impacts.
The Beach Box
This beach box is created from recycled shipping containers is designed by Andrew Anderson in New York. This beautiful house consists of four bedrooms, an open kitchen, dining room, living room, two and a half bath rooms.
Sebastian Irarrazaval designed this luxurious house using twelve 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. Caterpillar house is designed with modern interiors and exteriors have spectacular outer view over its surroundings.
We are represented by the house we live in, creating something unique and not following the crowd gives us an individual identity. So if you want to build a house that is more economical, stronger and eco friendly then you should certainly consider transforming old shipping containers.