Beach house built from recycled shipping containers

If you’re creative and you think out of the box you can basically reinvent a lot of things. For example, you can question the basics and replace them with something else. In this case, this beach house wasn’t built with the usual materials but with something out of the ordinary. The house was made out of recycled shipping containers.

The house is located in the Hamptons, New York, an unusual place for a structure built from re-purposed containers. But not only that this house is the first one of its kind in that region but it’s also a sustainable structure. Of course, the fact that it was built from cheap materials doesn’t make the house cheap. In fact, the property is currently for sale for $1,395,000.

This unusual beach house was built from six chipping containers. They were repurposed and used to create a 2,000 square foot house with a 1,300 square foot deck. It also has a swimming pool and an outdoor shower. The interior was designed with the most renewable materials available at this time. It has white oak floors and cypress decking. Moreover, the house features some of the highest-performing appliances available and uses an energy-saving water heater and polyurethane foam insulation. The house is not only sustainable but also fashionable and stylish. It’s a house that impresses on multiple levels.

Published by in Architecture, on July 5th, 2012


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