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.
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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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How, in the world, is $60.000 cheap? You can build a regular one with this kind of cash
Nice looking container. The challenge with containers is how to insulate roof, walls and floor avoiding condensation. I wonder how this was achieved.
If you wonder if it is a good idea to build a container house then stop thinking! Just build it. I've just finished mine and it is really amazing. A few years ago I wouldn't thought it will be so cheap. If you have any worries you can always take look at some guides, I used this one: http://tiny-uri.com//containerhouse
I am looking to buy one of these
Wow, it looks great doesn\'t it Lucy! Do you happen to know how long the container took to make before it was delivered in site? They mentioned over at, http://www.containerhomeplans.org, that this container home took around $60,000 to build, do you know if this price is accurate, seems quite cheap to me! Thanks Bill