Ireland’s first shipping container home was completed in just three days on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Built by a team of volunteers, the low-cost house boasts a modern finish and is partially powered by solar panels. The house was completed as part of the Ripple Container Homes Project in November of last year, and was donated to the St. Vincent de Paul charity to house a homeless family.
The house was built from a single shipping container measuring 40 feet long by 10 feet wide. Ceardean Architects designed the home, which they envisioned as a working prototype for alternative, DIY housing. Over 60 contractors and suppliers, the majority of whom were Business Network Ireland members, donated their materials and time to construct the home.
The shipping container prototype can sleep six and includes a bathroom unit, kitchen, living space, and an outdoor deck. The unit is also equipped with solar power, micro heat recovery units, back boilers, and hot water heating. The completed project was temporarily put on display for public tours at the IMMA.
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Images via Ripple Container Homes Project