SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

So one thing I’m pretty excited about at the moment is the concept of shipping container homes. Not only are they the ultimate in recycling, but they are UBER cheap and with the way housing prices are going up around Melbourne this may be the only thing I’ll be able to afford.

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Just kidding.

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But seriously, it’s likely.

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Which is why it’s great that I’m excited about them! But looking at these photos, it doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. (^^^this one’s a sauna, I won’t live in this one)

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Ideally, I would love one of these as a granny flat or guest house out the back, or maybe even a holiday home on the right block of land (^^^again, won’t live in this one, it’s a cafe, but you can see the potential).

Here are a few I found that I think are pretty cool.

12.20 HOUSE BY ALEX NOGUEIRA

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Situated in Brazil, the 12.20 house is a compact 45 square metres, housing a double bed, kitchen and isolated bathroom.

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Nogueira has employed both concrete and metal profiles to make a simplistic but contemporary aesthetic.

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THE PORT-A-BACH BY ATELIERWORKSHOP

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This compact dwelling is situated in New Zealand. Designed by Cicile Bonnifait and William Giesen for Atelierworkshop, the house is designed so every inch is put to use.

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It comfortably accommodates two adults and children, with bunk beds and double-bed room, dressing quarters, kitchen and bathroom.

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It can also be used as a portable holiday home.

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THE ECOPOD BY DWIGHT DOERKSON

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The ultimate in green living. The outer shell? An old shipping container, obviously. The floors? Old car tyres. The insulation is soy-based, the toilet is composting, and the fridge, wall outlets and lighting are solar powered.

And here’s some more that I just like looking at.

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And this is where it gets embarrassing. I am the queen of procrastination. I have exams coming up. Ipso facto…. here is a shipping container house I designed whilst I was supposed to be studying.

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