This Cool House Is Built Entirely Out Of 12 Shipping Containers! (17 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       9 Nov 2020       2555       12 GALLERY VIEW

This beautiful house was built using shipping containers

“Elevated with grandeur, on top of the north facing site of 6,221 square metres, the main home incorporates twelve shipping containers as part of its detailed construction and really does have an attractive commanding presence,” the house listing on Trade Me reads.

It started off like this

The main house (the residence also includes a small cottage and a garage) was built using 12 shipping containers. For those interested in how much the project could cost, Refresh Renovations writes that a shipping container alone could set you back somewhere from $3,000 to $10,000.

“The main home incorporates twelve shipping containers as part of its detailed construction”

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“Designed with an industrial scale and theme, the open plan living areas feature a high atrium that houses a significant and prominent staircase interlinking the second-storied living spaces. Natural light is prevalent throughout the dwelling that features individual living zones, up to six bedrooms, three toilets, three bathrooms, and polished concrete floors to complete the industrial theme,” the description of the house reads.

The designers of the house went for an industrial style

The house also has a pool in its front yard

“The pool design provides an infinity effect from the large north deck, accessed by a glass automatic door of the largest proportion,” the sellers write.

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While the space inside is open and lets in a lot of light

“Clever design elements through this space provide a view corridor all the way through the ground floor to the neighbouring lake area contributing to the spatial grandeur. Intricate bespoke lighting, quality bathroom tiling and a wood burning fire are just a small fraction of the form and content on offer that only can be appreciated by viewing.”

 

The listing reads that there are up to 6 bedrooms in the house

Together with three toilets and three bathrooms

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Hamilton 5 month s ago
When you compare the cost of using shipping containers to build houses, including the cost of taking them to the house, cutting them up, piling them, I cannot imagine you save money compared to conventional framing. Plus, they are covered with lead paint to withstand ocean travel and how can you insulate them properly?
I think the whole concept is a hype to make rich people believe they are saving the planet, like the hybrid Escalade.
       
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Aze 5 month s ago
Hamilton,True Story.-
       
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Scotty 5 month s ago
Hamilton, It works out ok if you using 1 and you just cut some windows, but if you have to use more than one and steel beams and insulation and stuff, its cheaper to build normally.
       
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Demaris 5 month s ago
Where lumber is imported and very expensive and used shipping containers are cheap and widely available, this makes a ton of sense.
Think "HAWAII" where if the insane building codes were relaxed, you would see these being used to build affordable housing everywhere.
       
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Silas 5 month s ago
Demaris, "affordable housing everywhere" will NOT look like this. Trust me, this house was [email protected]#king expensive and it could have been done without shipping containers for the same amount of money.
       
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Bridie 5 month s ago
What about the insulation or cooling? Do they still have metal walls, cold as [email protected]#k in winter, and blck painted metals walls will be very hot in summer?
       
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Silas 5 month s ago
Bridie, you can insulate those containers, yes. The only every legit container home I saw online is the one in northern washington state: https://youtu.be/guufciJaug8

All others seem to be some expensive youtube promotion sh#t from people with too much money.
       
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Demaris 5 month s ago
Silas, you have obviously never visited Hawaii, where half a million people would love to smash 3 building containers together, roof it, and call it home. Termites are terrible, there is no winter, and hurricane season looms every year.
These containers are a godsend to build out homes in, but the democrat run state won't allow it because the system is so rigged towards 3.5 million dollar mansions for the rich and famous, leaving those who earn less than $300.000.00 annually out in the cold.
       
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Silas 5 month s ago
Demaris, Demaris, you have obviously never learned to read. I said it will NOT LOOK LIKE THIS which is clearly referring to the million-dollar-home shown in the video. I do agree, that containers can be affordable living space. Depending on where you live, it's no option to save money.
       
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Cora 5 month s ago
Yeah. I love those head banging stair cases.
       
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Matt 5 month s ago
Oscar from Sesame Street pionneered this movement.
       
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Ansel 5 month s ago
Must be quite an experience to be inside during a hailstorm.
       
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