Building Your Own Container Kingdom

Let’s talk lavishly for a second. Whether you are a millionaire, a young professional in the midst of climbing the corporate ladder or an entrepreneur on the brink of your next big business break, designer decadence for your home is easily achieved for a fraction of the traditional cost with the help of shipping containers. These corrugated steel boxes were made to transport goods across the seas, but they can be used for so much more than that.

Recycle. Reuse. Reduce.

If you are looking to create your own mansion, castle, cozy oversized cottage or custom vacation home, look no further. Reduce your impact by recycling and reusing shipping containers for the home of your dreams. We have seen increased innovation and creativity when it comes to container construction, but the pinnacle has yet to be reached. Dream big for your custom kingdom – anything is possible.

Check out these examples of individuals making the most of their modular kingdoms – taking advantage of lowered building costs to create some crazy customized castles.

 

Australian Opulence

shipping_container_home photo by curbed.com

Photo courtesy of curbed.com

shipping_container_home photo by curbed.com

Photo courtesy of curbed.com

shipping_container_mansion australia photo by curbed.com

  • 6,000 square feet
  • Graceville, Australia
  • 31 shipping containers
  • Features: graffiti mural, saltwater pool, gym, home office
  • $310,000

Quebec Chateau

Quebec house shipping container photo by jetsongreen.com

Photo courtesy of jetsongreen.com

Quebec shipping container home inside photo by jetsongreen.com

Photo courtesy of jetsongreen.com

  • 3,000 square feet
  • Adele, Quebec
  • 7 shipping containers
  • Features: External insulation, felled maple stairways and structural elements, concrete floors with embedded heating
  • $175,000

 

Hamptons Habitat

Beach-Box-hamptons shipping container

Photo courtesy of http://inhabitat.com

  • 2,000 square feet with a 1,300 square foot exterior deck
  • Long Island, New York
  • 6 shipping containers
  • Features: Outdoor shower, renewable indoor materials (post consumer recycled fiber and bamboo countertops and FSC-certified timber including oak floors and cypress decking and siding), pool
  • $1,395,000

 

Using salvaged containers eliminates the need for framing the building. It provides structural integrity – reliable bare bones of your home, thus saving time and money traditionally expended to wire frame a house with timber.

Looking to customize your own eco-abode? Saf-T-Box knows all the tricks of the trade. We will get you set up with the shipping containers and aid you in its custom construction.

Let’s get building.

 

Sources

http://www.curbed.com/2014/4/4/10121014/shipping-containers-just-got-the-inevitable-mansion-treatment

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-beach-box-is-the-first-hamptons-home-built-with-recycled-shipping-containers/

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/06/maison-idekit-shipping-container-homes.html

http://www.shippingcontainerliving.com/used-container-home.html

http://www.containerhomeplans.org/2015/01/graceville-container-house-case-study-brisbane-australia/

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