The Beach Box is the First Hamptons Home Built With Recycled Shipping Containers!

by , 07/17/12
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Andrew Anderson, New York, the Hamptons, shipping containers, recycled materials, repurposed materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, sustainable materials, renewable materials, bamboo, energy star, the Beach Box

The six recycled shipping containers have been transformed into a breezy 2,000 square foot beach house complete with an expansive 1,300 square foot exterior deck. It comes with a swimming pool and an outdoor shower and features the most renewable interior materials available. The Eco Top counter by Kliptech is made from 100% post consumer recycled fiber and bamboo fiber while all of the timber, including white oak floors and cypress decking and siding, is FSC-certified.

But the Andersons didn’t stop there. The home boasts the highest-performing appliances available, slashing energy consumption. This combined with the energy-saving water heater, 16 SEER HVAC and friendly spray polyurethane foam insulation not only makes this the first shipping container home at the bottom of Long Island, but also one of the most sustainable. It just goes to show that sustainability can be fashionable for everyone!

+ The Beach Box

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  1. 2DCube March 24, 2014 at 4:46 am
    If I had over $1mil to spend on a shipping containers in the Hamptons I think I'd make a better effort... The price tag is most probably the plot of land? It's pretty unimaginative... I would wager it was designed in Sketchup, where are the curves dude? (don't use the term "sympathetic") On the upside it looks very well made, almost 100% true to the stark renders presented to the construction company... Sorry if you think this post is a bit harsh but green credentials doesn't mean it's pleasing on the eye.
  2. Karen Naylor March 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm
    I love this but I would imagine that it is out of reach financially for the ordinary working person
  3. Upcycled Jewelry January 8, 2014 at 11:40 am
    This is incredible! One of the nicest container homes I've seen!