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Asheville Shipping Container Home Design

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Construction, Container Design | 0 comments

Asheville Shipping Container Home Design

Our most recent shipping container home design is a three story beauty with a rooftop porch and a 270 degree sun room. It also features a two car garage, wrap around porch and large spacious kitchen area. This particular layout is a two bedroom two bath setup with the main living area on the second floor. The structure of this project is built around one 4o foot shipping container and four 20 foot shipping...

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Shipping Containers Used Inside a Home, A Beautiful Design

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Container Design, Media | 0 comments

Shipping Containers Used Inside a Home, A Beautiful Design

Not all container homes are built with the external container walls exposed to the elements. The best aspect of this shipping container design is that the true beauty of the raw container walls were left exposed. To add to these nude walls the designer into the industrial look whenever possible. It’s great to see a design that isn’t scared to show whats it’s really made of… Steel! Using these shipping containers on the inside of a building opens up lots of possibilities when you begin to think about it. Without the...

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Shipping Container Build Process – Start to Finish

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Construction, Container Design | 0 comments

Shipping Container Build Process – Start to Finish

This shipping container construction gallery came to us through a client of ours that’s in the traditional home construction business. It uses a few unique features that really set this home apart from other shipping container homes. The large archway shown to the right helps to break up the containers rough edges and add a smooth transition from one room to another. Nesting the shipping containers into the hillside helps to keep the overall temperature at a manageable level to reduce energy consumption. Also the re-use of the large...

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Environmentally Friendly to the Last Detail

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Container News | 0 comments

Environmentally Friendly to the Last Detail

Building with ISBUs is as simple as the concept children are being taught: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s the same as taking your cans and bottles to the local recycling center. Surplus shipping containers cause the same problems that any other over-abundant waste causes- only giant. Think about the comparison of throwing a tin can in a landfill and throwing a 1,360 cubic foot can into a landfill. It’s never going to go away and it’s taking up so much space. That’s at the very base of the issue.   

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Simple, Smart & Affordable

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Container Design, Container News | 0 comments

Simple, Smart & Affordable

The design process becomes as fun as playing with Legos. The difficulties of design and architecture are taken out of the equation and you can spend less time worrying about how things will fit together, because the containers are already made to do just that. You also don’t have to worry about certain code technicalities because ISBUs easily meet and even exceed safety regulation. All you need to focus on is making your dream a reality with less cost.      

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Container Homes in London

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Container News, Media | 0 comments

Container Homes in London

This video of the London based Container City was among the first influences that I had in my Shipping Container Home exploration. Container City is one of the most recognizable Shipping Container projects around the world. Rightfully so, this magnificent structure has some of the most interesting design elements that can be found on a project of this size using shipping containers. [youtube]65C9OLvmjpI[/youtube]

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Why Sustainable Matters

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Container News | 0 comments

Why Sustainable Matters

Building with shipping containers also opens up a whole new world of technology that leaves less of an impact on the earth’s limited resources and makes it even less expensive for you. Using “Smart” home design, you can monitor all the energy and water consumption that your home is using at any given time using a computer or a smart-phone. This way you can see where you are losing energy, what needs to change, and how you can improve your consumption habits. Don’t forget that sustainability often means “less expensive” and why do something...

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