The Lovely Deceiving Shipping Container Home
This lovely shipping container house that located in Richmond, California was a great example of the beautiful work that can be done with shipping container. Its designed by Leger Wanaselja Architects. With a contemporary classic style, regular-looking facade and huge light-filled windows, it must be hard to tell that this was a shipping container house.
If you’re like a more traditional look, this is the house for you! Check out the interior shots of this deceiving home – they give you a really good idea of the available space.
Coming in at only 1,350 sq feet, his house was built by three insulated shipping containers. Its stacked on two levels with a two-story atrium in the middle, this home packs a lot into a small footprint. This home has three good sized bedrooms, and a large open living room which connects into the long kitchen and dining room.
Two 40′ containers are stacked on top of each other use for the master bedroom on top and a kitchen/dining area on the ground floor. The other container is cut in half and stacked to create two more bedrooms. Between the stacks is a large two story living area with floor to ceiling windows and a staircase and bridge to connect to the rooms upstairs.
As the containers are already insulated, they act as weatherproof exterior siding, insulation, and structural frame. The roof were used to protect from summer solar gain and operable windows were used to maximize ventilation.
Additional green features include the use of low VOC paints, a 100% wool carpet, bamboo flooring, a 50% flyash concrete foundation, blown-in cellulose insulation, stacked plumbing, roof rainwater collection, high efficiency lighting, solatubes, and a a lots more.