Artist Julio Garcia Builds a Light-Filled Shipping Container Home in Savannah

by , 01/16/14

Savannah Project, Price Street Projects, shipping container, container home, cargotecture, julio garcia, savannah

The Savannah Project is Julio Garcia’s retreat when he’s not working in either Miami or Brooklyn. Built from two 40 ft shipping containers, the home is about 800 sq ft and features one bedroom, bathroom, long open kitchen and an open floor living space. The containers offset from one another are placed on top of a foundation of steel I-beams resting on concrete piers. Besides being offset, the containers are also separated by a six foot wide wood-framed addition with a taller shed roof. The interior walls of the containers were cut out and new steel beams support the roof and clerestory windows.

A wood deck surrounds the home with steps leading down into the lush forest on Garcia’s lot, and the main cargo doors can be opened to extend the interior out onto the deck. Inside, the walls and ceiling are painted bright white to bounce light into the room. A white kitchen placed on the back wall acts like an art gallery and the rest of the home is open and spacious. Next to the kitchen is the bathroom and beyond that is the only bedroom tucked into one of the shipping container ends. Another room could easily be created at the opposite end by adding a wall if Garcia ever wanted.

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Via Small House Bliss and Jetson Green

Images ©Tessa Blumenberg

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  1. Nicole Laurent April 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Is it rude of me to want to see how they did the bathroom? :)

  2. unclebill February 5, 2015 at 12:08 am

    would really like to know costs, layout and insulation solutions Australia

  3. arthur_toby January 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Unfortunately I live in Portugal and have no idea whom to ask for help……can you send me the drawings for this please ?

  4. Suzanne Walton January 24, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve always loved this idea but never figured out a great way to insulate,I live Upstate NY

  5. August 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I am travelling to Savannah and wondered if it were possible to visit your container home. My husband and I are hoping to build one as our retirement home in a couple of years.

  6. Alfred Thompson Sr August 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I would like pricing information on 2 40foot cars configured like Artist Garcia

  7. Becky Lockman August 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This looks like something my husband and I would be interested in building for our retirement home. Is it possible to visit and tour your beautiful creation?

  8. rossana July 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    i love this and would love to do something similar in the UK

  9. wes chavers April 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    could you post pictures of the bathroom if there is a bathroom

  10. waka4life April 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Need 1 back in New zealand on my land

  11. Jamie Johnson January 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    what is the cost for all of this?

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