Gallery: Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House ...

Scrap materials were taken from the sides and used to make the roof of the center clerestory space.

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  1. losverdes9914 October 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    very interested in learning more about your experience, also looking do do this is Ostional area. we are at step one, and would be interested in your prints/contract help, etc..

  2. sukram036 September 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    He does offer blue prints and materials used for 975 dollars.

  3. john yan August 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    anyone knows what’s the third container for? there is one just on the left of the building,but no details

  4. gonetodenver July 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Does Mr. Saxe offer detailed blueprints for this design, I want to build a container home, but need architectural blueprints to help get approval and permits thru the county restrictions. Also custom designed and blueprints are out of the question, most container homes professional designed are $200 pr sq. ft. I have looked at this style for many years and this by far is the best design I have ever seen, it is so simple, yet elegant, and maximizes the space!

  5. Talcarey January 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I have been searching the web on container houses, this one is the best i have seen so far ,it is absolutely beautiful.

  6. gvlutz August 17, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I love almost everything you public.

  7. jaxx33 August 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    My cousin in Costa Rica says homes around San Jose may be in the mountains where it’s cooler, so some a/c may be necessary down on the beach, but it’s best container design I’ve ever seen. Two other tricks might be to use the doorway cutouts as tilt-out overhangs or decks so they could be locked back in place for security, and also to ventilate the floor in clerestory section to suck up shaded air beneath structure into the “chimney”. Congratulations to Mr Saxe on beautiful design.

  8. MichaelSelf July 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I want to build a shipping container home in Los Angeles County within the next 3 years. Anyone else who is building or has built one, I’d love to talk to you.

  9. costa rica spa June 20, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Wow that is something creative. It is simple yet elegant. This is the best way to utilize scrap & waste. No doubt, very soon these houses unique houses will be in great demand.

  10. turnstiles June 13, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Fantastic!! I have been researching container housing for the past year as preparation for my own build and this is probably the best example I’ve yet seen. Simple, bright and airy and an effective use of space with climate considerations taken into account. I plan to use 4 containers, do all (permissible) work myself and was looking at about a $60,000 budget. Seeing this example makes me confident I can achieve my house on budget and will silence my detractors!!

  11. wmaes47 June 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    They would need to stay 24/7 at the property in Costa Rica. there are to many opportunists and to much glass to ever this this place.

  12. mkeeler June 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    do they not worry about security with no bars?

  13. LANENA June 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm


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