A Modular Container House Installed In Just 2 Days

This right here is a house that was installed in only 2 days which is impressive even for a prefab home. This is a project completed by studio MB architecture using their prototype insta house concept. Everything was prefabricated and then transported on the site for installation. This was possible due to the fact that the house is made out of six repurposed shipping containers. The result was this modern vacation retreat with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen and a spacious living area.

The house was built around a large oak tree which occupies the center of the siteView in gallery
The house was built around a large oak tree which occupies the center of the site
One of the containers forms a cantilevered volume on the top floor, making the most of the viewsView in gallery
One of the containers forms a cantilevered volume on the top floor, making the most of the views

This modular house was built using several 40 foot long containers as well as a 10 foot long one which cantilevers off the site on the upper floor. They were transformed and connected in order to create a seamless flow between the spaces and also to encourage indoor-outdoor transitions in general. The double-height living area is the central point of the day zone, with the private areas being situated upstairs or to the side. The floors are connected by an extra wide staircase with steps that double as sitting areas. All of the interior spaces have full-height windows which exposes them to the beautiful surroundings and ensures sufficient natural light throughout the day. Outside there’s a pool with a small deck and lots of greenery around it.

The house is structured into two main volumes connected by a glazed corridorView in gallery
The house is structured into two main volumes connected by a glazed corridor
The ground floor spaces have direct access into the garden and have glazed doorsView in gallery
The ground floor spaces have direct access into the garden and have glazed doors
The exterior of the containers is black which allows the house to better blend into the surroundingsView in gallery
The exterior of the containers is black which allows the house to better blend into the surroundings
The house was built on a triangular site and with a limited budget which raised a few challengesView in gallery
The house was built on a triangular site and with a limited budget which raised a few challenges
The house has a simple geometry with only one small container extending over the sideView in gallery
The house has a simple geometry with only one small container extending over the side
The interior spaces are very open and airy thanks to the large windows and light color palettesView in gallery
The interior spaces are very open and airy thanks to the large windows and light color palettes
The living area is a double-height space with glass doors and windows and a simple and cozy decorView in gallery
The living area is a double-height space with glass doors and windows and a simple and cozy decor
Earthy colors and warm nuances are mixed in with all the neutrals, creating a very inviting feelView in gallery
Earthy colors and warm nuances are mixed in with all the neutrals, creating a very inviting feel
The bedrooms are very simple-looking but at the same time really stylish and relaxingView in gallery
The bedrooms are very simple-looking but at the same time really stylish and relaxing
The large windows let in lots of light but also frame beautiful views of the surrounding landscapeView in gallery
The large windows let in lots of light but also frame beautiful views of the surrounding landscape
The kitchen opens onto the main living area but acts as a separate spaceView in gallery
The kitchen opens onto the main living area but acts as a separate space
The staircase which connects the two floors has wide steps which can also be used for sittingView in gallery
The staircase which connects the two floors has wide steps which can also be used for sitting