This magnificent shipping container container home near Lake Taupo, New Zealand, is worth checking out. This compact shipping container house was designed and built by Brenda Kelly of IQ Container Homes, and it has been raised to provide views of Lake Taupo. Three 20-foot shipping containers were used to form the tiny house’s design. Inside, there’s an open living area and kitchen that take use of the views, as well as a sliding door that leads to a deck with stairs leading down to the yard. This amazing concept, which includes covered parking beneath the container home design and a covered terrace with amazing views of the surrounding area, is guaranteed to inspire you.
The living area and kitchen are open-plan in the shipping container home. A plywood accent wall, which matches the living room wall and serves as a backdrop for the bed, can be found. A closet with sliding mirrored doors is on the opposite wall, and the bed lifts to show even additional storage. A plywood accent wall might be found in a tiny bedroom. When visitors come to visit, the shipping container home contains a home office with a wide desk that can be converted into a bed.
The IQ Container houses are made of non-corrosive Corten steel, are built to last, and are 100% recyclable when they are no longer needed. They can work with you on a custom design that matches your needs, or they can use eco-principles like passive solar and cross ventilation in their basic practical designs. Off-site building reduces waste and disruption on the job site.
Eco-friendly items such as low VOC paints, lumber sourced from sustainable New Zealand forests, LED lighting, and energy-efficient appliances are utilized when IQ Container Homes builds a shipping container home. Modular architecture allows you to start small and expand as the need arises and your budget permits. As standard, high-quality building materials and finishes, such as composite stone benchtops in the kitchen and tile-look lining in the bathrooms, are used. As usual, you’ll have your pick of colors and finishes, with available enhancements. Add-on packages for solar and rainwater harvesting are available to further minimize your carbon footprint and operating costs. There are designs that are available that are off-grid.
As people become more aware of the realities of unaffordable housing, rising living costs, depleting natural resources, and working long hours in stressful jobs, many are realizing that life is about more than accumulating expensive possessions, working 80-hour weeks to pay the bills, and sacrificing valuable family and leisure time. It’s no surprise that the concept of small house living is gaining popularity around the world. Small houses, especially shipping container dwellings, are becoming increasingly popular all over the world.
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sorry. wont match the character of existing homes in the neighborhood. design rejected by design review committee. start over. your architectural fee. engineering fee. and permit fee is not refundable. why not just buy a double wide? thats what happens in california. land is cheap. development costs are more than the land. and building costs the next most expensive. but land is cheap because nobody wants to waste money on the planning and building. a six year permit ordeal etc.
I like the idea of using already existing material to build.