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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

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Portable, secure and comparatively inexpensive, the Port-A-Bach is a home made from a single repurposed shipping container [1]. 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 [2], 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 [3] can be outfitted with solar panels and wind turbines [4] 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.

 + Atelier Workshop [5]

Via Ignant [6]

Photo © Atelier Workshop

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URLs in this post:

[1] shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/oa-builds-theatrical-recycled-shipping-containers-space-in-amsterdams-shipyard/

[2] open shower: http://www.elledecor.com/home-remodeling/irresistible-open-showers-a-63867

[3] tiny shelter: http://inhabitat.com/cabin-porn-6-awesome-lil-isolated-shelters-from-around-the-world/

[4] wind turbines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbine

[5]  + Atelier Workshop: http://www.atelierworkshop.com/

[6] Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/01/10/port-a-bach/

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