Eco Pig Designs is a micro home design company that is about to begin construction on a new 40/45 foot shipping container home called the SCH-1. The modular residence has separate living and sleeping areas, a good sized bathroom and is wheelchair-friendly. The SCH-1 has a U value of 0.20w/m2k and is available with an even lower u value up to 0.10w/m2k. The container is designed to be constructed in a factory and delivered to the site as a turn key model for a target price of less than £40k. If the container is used as a primary residence it will also be VAT exempt (which will save thousands).
Eco Pig Designs is set to begin construction on a prototype container home in the next month, and the first SCH-1 will be sited in the beautiful holiday destination of Penzance and available as a holiday sublet from summer 2013, the first bookings will be taken through a Kickstarter page which will be live once the container is weathertight. The construction of the container will be filmed and released as a weekly episode showing the highs and lows of container home construction. Keep an eye on the Eco Pig Designs blog for more info.
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