Tempo-to-PermaHousing: The Shipping Container Revolution

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We have seen the shipping container being used as temporary dwelling particularly as office space during construction. But there is a shift into these containers being used as a more permanent solution.

A shipping container by itself is pretty boring, but even a brand new one is pretty cheap (relative to concrete blocks). And with a little bit of imagination (and a lot work), some talented architects succeeded to design dwellings made of shipping containers, ranging from off-the-grid guest homes to full time single family homes.

SIDEBAR: Seeing as some cultures are rooted in legacy building, the idea of leaving a shipping container for your grandchildren is not exactly noteworthy. However ultimately the value of the land is definitely something to leave your children and with a Shipping Container home, they can simply get a truck and remove it. So now that we have cleared that up…

Lighting, Plumbing, Wiring, Flooring and the basic building components can be easily implemented in these homes. And the good news is, you can have a fully automated shipping container: complete with lights, shading, climate control and security.

Still Unsure? Here is some inspiration:

Home Contained by Debbie Glassberg



Crossbox House by CG Architects



Containerlove by LHVH Architekten



Container House by Adam Kalkin


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When you get your Container Home, be sure to call WSE to deck it out for you.

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