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Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!
Posted By Ana Lisa On January 24, 2013 @ 5:32 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
If there's two things we love at Inhabitat, it's small-space living and repurposed shipping containers. Atelier Workshop’s Port-A-Bach is a micro home that beautifully combines both concepts - and it's set on wheels so you can take your home with you on holidays or move to a new place without having to pack and unpack!
Portable, secure and comparatively inexpensive, the Port-A-Bach is a home made from a single repurposed shipping container . It can accommodate two adults and two children, and every inch was thoughtfully designed for maximum comfort within minimum space. Its interior is mostly made from wood – including a bathroom with an open shower , sink and even a composting toilet.
The kitchen has plenty of storage (some hidden, some exposed), and the natural light filters in through its many windows. The tiny shelter  can be outfitted with solar panels and wind turbines  on its roof, allowing it to operate completely off-grid. The Port-A-Bach’s flexible structure is able to unfold to extend connections to the outdoors and then fold back, ready to be moved to a new location.
Via Ignant 
Photo © Atelier Workshop
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/port-a-bach-a-globetrotting-shipping-container-micro-home-on-wheels/
URLs in this post:
 shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/oa-builds-theatrical-recycled-shipping-containers-space-in-amsterdams-shipyard/
 open shower: http://www.elledecor.com/home-remodeling/irresistible-open-showers-a-63867
 tiny shelter: http://inhabitat.com/cabin-porn-6-awesome-lil-isolated-shelters-from-around-the-world/
 wind turbines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbine
 + Atelier Workshop: http://www.atelierworkshop.com/
 Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/01/10/port-a-bach/
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