Holyoke Cabin is Shipping Home Beautiful Containers
Holyoke Cabin is an excellent example of the use, elegant efficient shipping containers to create a comfortable cabin on the grid. Two shipping containers used, was obtained for each $ 800, serves as a starting point for beautiful prefabricated living outside Duluth, Minnesota.
Elegance of this design lies not in a super polished appearance, but the simple use of containers as structures, and attachments. Because shipping containers are relatively structural items to begin with, the idea to use two of them as the basis of the whole building is an excellent use of materials.
Only twelve concrete pillars have been used to connect this building to the ground, minimizing the impact on the site, far enough that the concrete foundation should be mixed by hand and lift water from nearby rivers. Container is left largely impenetrable, keeping the integrity of their structure, but a lot of space in connection with large windows provide lots of light inside the cabin.
There are many examples of modern houses built using container ships where there is a lot added to the structure is difficult to say that it was started by some shipping containers. Cabin Holyoke can not gracefully as anyone else, but it is a beautiful example of a doubt the best shipbuilding container. The story of this cottage building shows more about how the structure was built and include more photographs taken during construction.
Finally, the owners plan to add a series of small PV lighting 12V rainwater tanks and ponds will provide a waste water system into the cabin off the grid.
source : inhabitat