7 homes built with shipping containers

  • Nederland house

    Studio HT, Brad Tomecek, Tomecek Studio

    The containers house the bedrooms, bathrooms, office, laundry and kitchen, while the common space includes an entry, dining room, living room and open loft with a platform bed that slides on tracks outside to simulate a camping experience. The scattered windows offer expansive mountain views.

    The home relies on off-the-grid electricity that's created using a combination of solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics.

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