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Eco Pig Designs Set to Begin Construction on SCH-1 Shipping Container Home

Posted By Eco Pig Designs On January 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Eco Pig Designs [1] is a micro home design company that is about to begin construction on a new 40/45 foot shipping container home [2] 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 [3] 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).

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Eco Pig Designs [1] 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 [4] for more info.

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[1] Eco Pig Designs: http://www.ecopigdesigns.co.uk/

[2] shipping container home: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/m2e-power/

[3] U value: http://www.architecture.com/SustainabilityHub/Designstrategies/Earth/1-1-1-10-Uvalues(INCOMPLETE).aspx

[4] Eco Pig Designs blog: http://www.ecopigdesigns.co.uk/blog/

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