There is something about the container home that sparks creativity in architects, homeowners and developers alike. It could be the inherent ingenuity of using recycled material of old storage containers that challenges developers to tap into their creative side. Or it could be the limited amount of space that presents a new way of looking at home creation. It could be the simplicity of starting with rectangular boxes, or the complexity of creating something fixed and permanent out of the steel units. It could be the novelty of making a home with items that have traveled all around the world.
Truly Interesting Innovations
Whatever the reason, homes and container offices have become some of the most interesting and ingenious architectural additions in the past year. On March 28th “The Good Human” released a list of the topmost modular houses around today. Just like the boxes they are made of, these homes come from all different areas of the globe.
Perfect for Beach Houses
The Porta Bach house was created by designers in the Atelier workshop in New Zealand. The home is meant for a holiday vacation home. Floor to celling windows make the vacation home seem spacious and airy. There are movable screens inside to divide the house in different ways for different guest preferences. The home has a capacity to house a family of two adults and two kids.
The Krabi home in Thailand is composed of four units. A husband and wife living in Thailand researched the subject and came to the conclusion that a steel home was the right fit for them. They are not professional builders, but they learned a lot about the subject and prepared to build the home themselves. The home is now also location of their sandwich shop. The white walls extend to a second story and clean white overhangs shade the outer patios.
Espace mobile is a home by Australian designers. The home is sleek and modern, and has windows on the two long sides. The home is stilted above the ground by concrete supports. This home can be prefabricated to any location; it ranges from $80,000 to $140,000.
These are just a few of the true gems on the container home market today.