6 incredible shipping container homes

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Chris Dodkin, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Saw this on the CNN Money website today, and immediately thought of Darren, Brian, and other members of the forum who'd be interested.

    These aren't your typical mobile homes. They're swanky, beautifully designed and, well, made out of recycled shipping containers.

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    This award-winning beachfront residence is built from recycled steel shipping containers. The containers are mold proof, fire proof, termite proof and stronger than traditional wood framing -- making this house virtually indestructible, according to its designers.


    6 incredible shipping container homes - DeMaria Design, Redondo Beach House (1) - CNNMoney

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    Being green and hip may not have to come with a hefty price tag. Infiniski says it specializes in creating ecologically sustainable homes at a reasonable price. This home was built for $118,000 in fewer than 90 days and is made of out 85% recycled material.


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    The Redondo Beach one is close enough for a visit - might have to do a drive-by :D
     
  2. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Very cool. I've often thought about building one myself some day.
     
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Cool indeed. I thought the same thing when I first read about these a few months ago. Had no idea there was one in Redondo, though. I'll have to check it out. Wonder where exactly?

    Darren,...I'm curious what you might think of the photography of the homes,...
     
  4. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Guy; hi sweety, you wanna come back to my place??
    Lady; yeah, for sure, where do you live
    Guy; in a shipping container!

    Could imagine something like that! Lol
    I really like the first shot, great exposure ! :)
     
  5. Fidel Marcus

    Fidel Marcus New Member

    our house sits about a mile off the hayward fault line in the bay area & stands 3 stories tall, now if only I could convince my fiance to let me tear it down & replace it with one of these, we then would be 100% earth quake proof :D
     

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