The posh homes crafted from refurbished portable storage containers have been the envy and subject of curiosity for homeowners for the past decade. These creative environmentally savvy homes have been consistently popping up around the globe, and creating interest in the sustainable building trend. As the number of container homes rises, some extra creative ones get the public’s attention.
One such structure is the Four Room House in Belgium. Pieter Peelings and Silvia Mertens created this four-story building out of stacked units. One side of each unit has a glass front with a different color for each level, starting with yellow, then working up to green, red and blue. The living room is on floor one, kitchen and dinning room on floor two, workspace on the third floor, and the bedroom and bathroom is on the fourth floor. The bedroom has the most privacy since it is on the highest level.
Redondo Beach, CA
The Redondo Beach House is in a prize-winning location. This modular home includes a pool, fireplace, multiple bedrooms, and a kitchen. The material of the boxes means the house is guarded against termites and mold. The Cubes are five units lined up to create a house in Cove Park, U.K., also a beautiful location. The house was created in 2002, and is still drawing attention for its design by Urban Management.
A retro style house in Austria is a popular choice for people looking for a good view and an efficient and budget friendly house. The structure is a mobile home that has been duplicated along the countryside of Austria as it grew in popularity. Each house costs approximately 55,000 U.S. Dollars. The house is made of four standard 40-foot storage container units, amounting to two stories. The middle holds two staircases, which are founded in the open doors of the boxes. The houses offer great views and lots of natural light.