Portable storage containers spark many people’s interest when it comes to considering how they can solve common housing needs. These homes are a relatively new innovation, and therefore, have a mystique and allure to them. Not everyone has been able to see the inside of a home that is built from a recycled shipping container. Many people wonder how all of the essentials fit inside such a tiny space.
Blogging to Promote a New Home
One homeowner from northern Wisconsin has let the public see the details of his portable home via internet blogging and pictures. The home is made from the steel box, but has the feel of a cabin in the woods. The boxes are held together with “come-alongs” and then welded into steel plates and onto the concrete foundation.
The units arrived on the property on December 7th, 2009. The outside of the house has since been transformed into a quaint cabin. The outside is painted light yellow and has wooden rafters. There are doors and windows on the front side of the house that open up to connect the house to the landscape surround it. The modular home is a perfect solution for a rural getaway house that can accommodate hunting, camping, hiking or fishing trips. The home is extremely more sturdy and weather resistant than a tent.
Low Impact Green Homes
This portable home is certainly a low impact home and simply equip space. The plumbing and heat are not the same as standard houses. The homeowner uses a small power cooler for a refrigerator and a portable range for cooking. The homeowner installed the outlets and power system himself, which is a courageous adventure. The house is almost a mile away from the nearest power line, so the system is off the grid.
One unique feature of homes made out of containers is the metal ceilings. This particular home is furnished with celling lamps, curtains, and hanging storage- all secured with sturdy magnets! The bed in the cabin is lofted, and there is room for another sleeping space underneath.
The home is furnished with simple and elegant modern furniture. The homeowner ventures out to this innovative home for weekend getaways with his family. It is rare to get such an in depth look at these unique houses.