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James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers
James & Mau’s 623 square foot house contains a living room, kitchen, toilet and guest bedroom on the lower floor, and a main bedroom, studio, bathroom and walk-in-closet on the second. A cute balcony that uses the container’s doors as walls has a small table and chairs for tea or small al-fresco meal. Although it was made from sturdy metal cubicles, its open interior spaces get plenty of natural light and cross circulation breeze.
70% of the house was made from recycled or reused materials like the living room’s coffee table, sculptures and lamp bases. At an elevation of 3,600 feet, the house keeps warm with recycled newspaper and cork insulation and biomass energy during the increasingly cold winter times. Selling for 140.000 euros, this modular, prefab and versatile home can easily expand to adapt to new family needs.
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