Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Sunday, March 1, 2009


This is one of the better houses made from cargo containers that I have seen.
This one takes advantage of the fact that containers walls are not load bearing.
All of the load is born by four corner posts , which can hold the weight of 14 full
containers.  Knowing this, they have made this dwelling with whole sections which
slide out of the way to open up to the windows.  One nice thing about that is that it 
pretty much makes the place bomb proof for the off season.  No worries about intruders
or storm damage.  You could probably dress up the steel a bit with some different paint
and wood slats or something.   Anyway, here are the folks who thought it up...

1 comment:

  1. Taking it a step further:

    (Gallery of works at http://www.fastcompany.com/multimedia/slideshows/content/container-architecture.html)