Although this concept isn’t new as an emergency home I do like the way its set out in a simple way where everything is conveniently situated and designed for a small family. I can see over the coming years these types of units being used more and more in disaster scenarios such as where people have been flooded out of homes or typhoons etc. as they offer a quick response unit either as permanent or temporary accommodation while their other home is rebuilt or in the worst case scenario it would replace their existing home either way like the simple design and the roof vents/skylights as it allows heat out as well as light in.
The one thing people are guaranteed to say about shipping container homes is they look like shipping containers even when finished. Thing is a lot of that is because people choose to show the industrial pre-use of the buildings stock as a reminder to others its recycled but in many other cases its purely down to the building functions and that’s enough. But to encourage other people’s interest in doing the same with the excess containers out there ideally we need to be finishing the projects and beautifying to show not only hey I have a shipping container home but also a beautiful home and the garden areas are one of the areas that can do that without too much investment (unless you want to of course).
So I have provided a few photos below that show good use of small garden areas and hopefully they can help people get creative with their garden spaces.
This home is a little unique in comparison to the others we have come across as this shipping container home is also a shipping container restaurant combined. Built on a rented lot in Krabi province, Thailand. Total cost for construction around $39,000 but the owner did admit in the construction phase lots of mistakes as there was a new learning curve to be learned not only for him but also the workers he employed.
For me the functionality of the building is proof that not only that shipping containers can be homes but also businesses that can adapt with the scale of your business. The fact containers are modular by design also means you can add more when needed.