Gallery: Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements...

How big of a home do you really need? That seems to be a question many architects are trying to answer, and Boulder-based firm Studio H:T's response was this space-efficient and rather cute shipping container house. Located in the mountains outside of Nederland, Colorado, this 1,517 sq ft home has three bedrooms, an office, plus an ample living and dining area. Two shipping containers are used as saddlebags for a wedge-shaped, double-height space in the middle. In addition, the home is off grid and makes use of solar orientation, passive cooling, a pellet stove for heating, and photovoltaics to create electricity.

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  1. Ceramic Concepts August 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    What a wonderful space…love it?
    The cost is the question…yes.

  2. jabailo July 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    It’s twice as big as my 825 sq. ft apartment, but I imagine hauling a shipping container up a rocky mountain and buying a few acres around Boulder would add considerably to its cost.

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