First-hand Containers are from the Devil.

If you’re using a first-hand shipping container, you’re missing the point. Let me be clear. You’re missing the point. Containers are an untapped manufactured resource. There are millions of them on the planet. Lightly used, discarded and slowly rusting… Re-using shipping containers for housing is a powerful example of recycling, re-purposing and re-imagining a contemporary…

Container floor plan with 2 containers

This ‘offset-design’ is becoming popular in the container house building world.  This design allows for a larger open space in the middle.  In stead of 8 feet wide, its now suddenly 16 feet wide.  In addition, when the two rectangular boxes are off-set, they create neat alcoves and architectural features at the ends.

 

2 bedroom container house unit

This is a sort of container home floor plan design which we may be seeing the Vancouver Affordable Housing Association incorporating into their projects in the next few months.  It strikes me as a simple, straight-ahead approach to providing social justice housing and affordable housing to folks here at home.

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Zigloo in British Colombia

Keith Dewey presented me with one one of the first examples of a container home. As an architect-builder and an earlier adopter of container home design, Keith had the audacity to drop a container home off at the Pacific National Exhibition — a yearly event held in Vancouver Canada — to the delight and curiosity…