Gallery: Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shi...

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  1. Jan Meier-Nielsen June 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

    We are currently using shipping containers like these for our guest house for our mission in Haiti. They are much much simpler but cost effective, safe, comfortable and we are pleased with them.

  2. lomont8437 May 14, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I would like to know more about container homes. I am going to retire in France and would like about 70 to 100 sq meters or about 1000 sq ft. Mainly 12 bedroom, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen, open floor plan, well insulated, energy efficent windows. Do you have any plans like that?

  3. r_krebs March 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Bridgette Meinhold, what a fascinating story! While using recycled materials is good, building sustainability should take into account the building’s entire lifetime “energy footprint” including end-of-life and energy recovery. These shipping containers are probably not air tight and the steel walls will probably need polyurethane foam insulation to seal gaps and insulate the walls to retard thermal transfer. I wonder if they have taken such steps to conserve energy during the building’s usage? I do notice they used efficient windows, which is good.

    Rob Krebs

    American Chemistry Council

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