Concrete base being constructed by local workers with steel uprights.
Shipping containers arriving to site and being dropped onto the supports and into position.
Now the containers are in place work starts on turning them into a dormitory first job cutting all those windows.
Next job is the internal framework of all the beds to be used in the dormitory as well as a few partitions going up for privacy.
Dormitory starts to take shape and the beds and walls become more recognisable as a workers home!
Outdoor sink areas made from concrete start to take shape.
Staircase now installed into position and its starting to look on the road to completion.
Extra roof over the container complex helps reduce heat in the building.
Handrails are added not just as a feature but also to help the guard monitor people entering and leaving.
Looking at the building from the road it gives a very professional finish to the property as it no doubt improves the look of the neighbourhood due to the amount of work gone into the design.
The design on this home is a mishmash of Shipping Container and timber cabin although a bit of an odd design due to the two materials contrasting with each other the home/retreat works.
Paul Stankey, co-founder of Hive Modular, with his wife, his brother, and his brother’s wife decided about going about building this weekend getaway on family land in hills north of Twin Cities. The two containers came in at $800 each plus labour and transportation.
Upon completion the shipping container home will have a kitchen,dining room,living room,washing and clothes area as well as two queen side beds.
On the energy front there will be at least a small solar array and a cistern will be operated using rainwater catchments from the gully.
In Washington, a surfer/designer who hated the long distance to travel to surf eventually created his own surf shack right next to his favourite surfing location.
Its a little white for me but primarily made from recycled walls its functionality and the fact shelves and beds etc. are fold out gives the maximum amount of usage in the minimal 20ft container.
Great idea and I am sure many people will see some interesting ideas for their own designs from this weekend surf retreat.
For more information drop over to SurfShackbox.com
The double decker bus mobile home idea takes me back to the perception of people moving around in the 60s. Not sure where it fits into today’s society or fuel prices but for those who are minimalistic and want to travel as a group it still does come out as a viable contender especially for things like bands or other acts moving around a country needing to stop in a different town every night.
The design was done by Aristide Antonas who is a Greek professor of architecture and the conversion does seem an interesting although may not be practical for road movement. At the same time with rising fuel prices I can see larger vehicles coming off the road and this also might be a viable reason for converting one if you can get it through town/city planning for something cheap to convert.
The two storey vehicle is designed with 7 beds, a sitting room and a restroom not sure how the caravan club will see it on one of their holiday sites mind.