OOST Kampville - Shipping Containers under Separate A-Frame Roof Structure, Thailand

Because of the tropical climate and the problem of heat transfer of the container to the indoor, the A-Frame roof structure was create to be the shading device for the containers.

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ProjectOOST Kampville
ArchitectTung Jai Ork Baab
LocationNakhon Nayok, Thailand
Area195 sqm (2100 sqft)
PhotographyArt Chitsanupong

Description by the architects

Located in low and flooding land area of Nakhon Nayok within 2 hours from Bangkok, OOST Kampville was the project that develop from empty rice paddle to be the orchards and weekend house for multi generations family to get away from the city life. Small reservoir was dig out and the create the land area contain the orchards and the house.

During the early development the owner decide to give more flexible programing to the project that can develop to be private vacation rentals for the target group of family with kids. The initial idea of the project is to use the pre-fabrication construction method because of the limitation resource of local contractor and skillful construction workers, so the shipping container was then introduced to be the main indoor space of the house.

Colo Crossings House - Shipping Container Home in NSW, Australia

As its own protected outpost, Colo Crossings is an idyllic escape. Benn and Penna Architects has utilised the humble and efficient structure of the shipping container to craft a unique and celebrated place of retreat.

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ProjectColo Crossings House
ArchitectBenn + Penna Architecture
LocationLower Portland, New South Wales, Australia
Area215 sqm (2300 sqft)
PhotographyTom Ferguson, Sean Tran

Description by the architects

Colo Crossings intersects landscape and shelter in the pursuit of retreat. Located 100 kilometers north-west of Sydney’s CBD, and sitting atop a steep slope above the Colo River, the private abode recesses into its setting alongside its occupants' withdrawal from the city in a rural effortlessness, with containment and refinement perched atop an unforgiving landscape. ‘Isolation’ takes on a new meaning as a celebration of one's surroundings.

A 3-dimensional weave of landscape and building, the home is wrapped in bush-laden mountains from all sides, within a bend in the Colo River. Looped internal circulation alludes to the external topography, allowing occupants to move cyclically through the house alongside the passing east-westerly sun and exposed elements. The u-shaped floor plan, containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an open plan kitchen and living room further wraps its arms around the occupant. The horizontal form utilizes a tri-toned color scheme, which assimilates the building further into the landscape: a black platform is anchored onto the blackened rock shelf, followed by bush green shipping containers, topped with a silvered roofscape under the reflective kinetics of the clouds.

Box on the Rox Shipping Container Home + 20ft Container Swimming Pool, Joshua Tree, California

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ProjectBox on the Rox
ArchitectDavid Bailey
BuilderAlternative Living Spaces
Containers3 + 1 (container swimming pool)
Build Time4 month
LocationJoshua Tree, California, United States

Welcome to Box on the Rox, a unique and enchanting modern shipping container home nestled amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Joshua Tree National Park! Just a few minutes to the park entrance and downtown, this extraordinary vacation rental offers an unparalleled experience, where modern comfort meets the rugged beauty of the desert.

Designed by renowned architect David Bailey, this thoughtfully designed container home is an architectural gem, combining sustainable living with contemporary style. Panoramic views of the breathtaking desert landscape, make it an ideal retreat for those who love to take in the outdoors from the moment you step onto the property. Airbnb link.

Casa Mar Azul - LEED Platinum 3 Bedroom Shipping Container Home, Isabela, Puerto Rico

First single family residence to reach LEED Platinum certification in the Caribbean.

About KONTi Design

ProjectCasa Mar Azul
Designer and BuilderKONTi Design
Build Time9 month
LocationBarrio Jobos, Isabela, Puerto Rico

A sustainable and profitable project, Casa Mar Azul 3 bedroom shipping container home, in addition to being aesthetic and innovative, is friendly to the environment as it is made of reused materials.

Puerto Rico is an optimal vacation center for both real estate strategies and vacation rentals, where a container house is a great attraction to stay.

LEED Platinum raised the value of the home by 25-30% making the certification worth it for families too and not just big corporations. Buildings are responsible for an enormous amount of global energy use, resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and have a significant impact on our personal health and well-being. They offer us a better quality of life, while also lowering global carbon emissions, reducing electricity and water bills, and creating new green jobs.

Shipping Container Home on Pre-existing Unused and Abandoned Concrete Foundation, Pennsylvania

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ProjectMoseley-Mathesius Residence
Area7200 sqft
OwnersMartha Moseley and Bill Mathesius
PhotographyIke Edeani
LocationYardley, Pennsylvania

Just west of the New Jersey–Pennsylvania border, in the Bucks County borough of Yardley, across the street from the Delaware River, the shipping container home of Martha Moseley and Bill Mathesius sits on a sizable lot. Fashioned from 11 shipping containers and a preexisting raised-concrete foundation, the three-level, 7,200-square-foot structure stands in stark contrast to the neighboring vernacular of prewar summer cottages. The couple were inspired to build using the distinctively industrial material upon realizing the length of the foundation—a botched, unrealized construction project of its previous owner—perfectly matched that of 45-foot-long containers. Mostly self-designed, and largely furnished with pieces designed by Mathesius himself, the structure is akin to a giant art project and manifestation of their personalities.

Purchasing a lot off the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, Martha Moseley and Bill Mathesius adapted an unused concrete foundation—remnants of its previous owner’s abandoned plans—to create a home that’s uniquely their own. “We were inspired by the site, and our desire to have something cool and different,” says Moseley.

Martha Moseley: There were little summer bungalows here in the ’30s and ’40s—that’s the way this community had developed. There was one here and it burned down, and so that owner decided to build a monster house. He put in all the concrete but abandoned the project. That’s part of what we purchased and very much what inspired us to build with shipping containers: this concrete foundation.

Whiskey Bend Ranch - 1000 sqft Shipping Container Home in Jonestown, Texas (35 miles from Austin)

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ProjectWhiskey Bend Ranch
BuilderNexgen Contractors
Area1000 sqft
AutomationWoods Comfort Systems
Interior DesignTroo Designs, Kate Cutshall, Kate Mackenzie, Patrice Rios

Whiskey Bend Ranch is a truly remarkable property that sits on a sprawling 30-acre ranchette in the scenic countryside just outside of Austin, Texas. With close proximity to Lake Travis, this stunning shipping container home is an ideal retreat for those looking to enjoy a peaceful and serene setting while still being close to the city's amenities.

The primary residence of the property is composed of two 40 ft shipping containers that are parallel to each other and slightly offset, creating a sense of asymmetry that adds to the home's visual appeal. The containers' industrial aesthetic is seamlessly integrated with the modern design elements, creating a unique and harmonious look.

Inside the home, the open-plan kitchen and living area is the heart of the home, where natural light floods the space through large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The use of light-colored walls, flooring, and countertops in the kitchen and living room enhances the brightness and warmth of the space, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

The bedroom and bathroom are efficiently designed to provide privacy while still maintaining an open and airy feel. The bedroom features a comfortable bed and large windows that allow ample natural light and fresh air, creating a calming and relaxing environment. The bathroom is equipped with modern fixtures and finishes, providing a luxurious and comfortable space.

But what really sets this shipping container cabin apart are its unique features. The deck that surrounds the home is a perfect outdoor space for entertaining guests, enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, or relaxing while taking in the scenic views. The deck is seamlessly connected to the interior of the home, providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces.