Family Home In A Shipping Container. Can You Make It Work?

The desire to green up our lives slowly opened our eyes to a whole new range o possibilities regarding numerous ways in which we can change our lifestyle for the better. Storage container homes are just an example. And speaking of that, take a look at this lovely house.

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Designed and built by developers Katie Nichols and John Walter along with architect Christopher Robertson, this is a house made of 4 shipping containers. It’s situated on the outskirts of downtown Houston and it’s a very inspiring project.

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The four containers used for the project came from nearby ports. Three of them are 40 foot high and shaped like cubes. Two of them form the living, dining and sleeping areas. The third one is is slightly elevated and serves as a guest cottage. The last container is a 20 foot standard, slightly elevated and serves as a gallery kitchen.

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The different ceiling heights and the fact that a lot of the interior walls were removed allow the structure to feel just like a regular home with an airy and spacious interior. The team working on the project used advanced building techniques to make the structure extremely sturdy and well insulated.

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The interior is mostly white with the occasional pop of color. The bathroom features a beautiful mosaic that covers one of the walls and the exterior of the tub. Thanks to the window, this tiny room feels very fresh and airy.

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In the bedroom there’s a beautiful shade of chocolate brown that makes the whole space feel warm and cozy. Combined with the coller turquoise accents, the balance becomes perfect.

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The clerestory windows and the large glass facade on the east of the house let natural light inside so, despite the fact that they used to be enclosed containers, the spaces look bright and open.

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The wooden floors give the rooms a cozy feel and the colors used throughout include warm tones such as red and brown that further emphasize the welcoming ambiance.

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A lovely deck provides the owners with a beautiful outdoor space while the small garden allows relaxing views to be admired from the sitting and dining areas inside.

Would you enjoy living in a container home? Sure, the comfort of a regular house is one thing but, if done right, a container home can be just as cozy and welcoming.