The Evolution of the FoxBox

The FoxBox, is a Do-It-Yourself Container House Kit for $40,000.  Container, book and all the materials are included. I pitched this product of mine n CBC’s Dragon’s Den. The essence of a FoxBox Container House is this:  People can build their own container house and save a lot of money, because they use their own…

Dragons, container homes and a dogged determination

Christoph Kesting was featured in an article in Guelph Today.  Reporter Rob O’Flanagan tells about Christoph’s recent professional developments, his appearance on CBC television’s The Dragon’s Den. Read on to find out how his container home business continues to respond to local demand.   Dragons, container homes and a dogged determination Small home visionary Christoph Kesting expanding business  …

Mothers Day and Container Homes

Dear Ossian, Thanks for reminding me that my mother is always with me. Moms are with us always.  I suppose that’s part of their magic. My moms’ name was (and in a way, still is) Theres Anna-Marie Hofer. Try saying that with a strong swiss-european accent.   My mom showed me lots of cool and weird things.  She stuck…

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…

Financing your FoxBox DIY Container Home

Yesterday,The Globe and Mail published an article in the business section on the container home movement and the complexity of finding a mortgage for a tiny home. Christoph Kesting was interviewed and was given the opportunity to ask a team of experts their opinion on the mortgage conundrum. While the FoxBox do-it-yourself container home kit…

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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