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HGTV Design Star – Container Homes

Recently HGTV’s show Design Star had their designers take on decorating container homes.  The three contestants had their own container home that was a different color, but otherwise identical.  While they don’t have bathrooms or a kitchen (they were only 20 foot containers), it was interesting to see what you could do with the space.

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Fold Up Container House

While this container home isn’t going to win any awards for looks, the fact that it opens up to three times its width in only a few minutes is pretty impressive.  This is obviously geared to remote location work sites, relief work, or military applications but I thought it was worth sharing!

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Fold Up Container House

Rapid Deployment Housing

Many of you who have been reading for a while have noticed my fascination with post-disaster housing and here we are again.  This isn’t an actual house, but it has the potential to be one, the best part is that they can be easily stacked and deployed.  Imagine in you had two trucks: the first carried the containers, the second had cots, water barrels and solar powered lights and other basics (food, small stove, first aid kit, etc.  Outside of the whole housing idea, it is a pretty ingenious way to revolutionize shipping.

 

MEKA House

Sitting at 320 square feet, costing $100 a square foot and 70% of the materials are recycled.  What I really like are the huge windows!  I have always been drawn to floor to ceiling windows, but I am still unsure how well they keep the heat/cold in or out depending on the season.

From the Architect:

– Exterior dimensions 20 L x 16 W x 9.5 H (320 SF). High Cube.
– Module may be placed on a permanent or temporary foundation.
– Natural bamboo floor, walls and ceiling.
– Sliding glass doors to patio (dimensions of patio 9 x 16, 144 SF)
– Aluminum frame and glass panel side door for main entrance.
– Fully insulated floors, walls, ceiling. Weather tight EPDM rubber roof optional.
– Cedar decking and exterior cladding.
– Electrical wiring set-up for standard 110V generator or plugin, multiple outlets, spot lighting, and recessed lighting throughout.
– Full kitchen with high finish cabinetry, stainless steel countertop. Plenty of room for under counter fridge, oven, cooktop and hood fan (all kitchen appliances not included). Option packages extra.
– Shower room complete with porcelain tiles, mirror, sink with vanity, glass shower door, skylight above shower.
– Hot water pump in concealed, mirrored corner cabinet in shower room.

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Sri Lanka Lakeside Retreat

This house is obviously suited for more warmer climates, but I really like the styling of it.  The top deck is huge and with open sides to allow a cross breeze.  The house overlooks a lake in the Maduru Oya area of Sri Lanka.  The house is made form a shipping container and most of the wood has been reclaimed from weapons boxes!  The total size is 700 square feet, but that included the top deck, so the enclosed house is around 3-400 square feet.

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