This recently constructed shipping container home is another prime example of just how versatile cargotecture really can be. Irish architect and farmer Patrick Bradley built this home using four shipping containers, which he obtained from the Belfast Docks. The home is located in a rural area of Northern Ireland, where his new home is by far the most modern one around.
The hardest thing was getting the precut shipping containers to the building site, since the access roads are so narrow in places the trucks that delivered them had a hard time getting through. Once there, the containers were placed atop the concrete pad foundations, which were a perfect fit for the containers. The containers were then welded together to form a large cross-shaped structure.
The home is designed in a very innovative and modern fashion, and is cantilevered over a stream. Little on the outside of the structure reveals that that home is actually built out of shipping containers. The ground floor is clad in wood paneling, while the first floor has metal cladding. Due to the innovative placement of the containers, the home also features two patios, one on the ground floor, and the other on the first floor, which is accessible via an outdoor staircase.
The home contains many large, floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow for great ventilation and let in plenty of natural daylight. Heating is provided via a wood stove. Shipping container origins of the home are nowhere in evidence on the inside either. The walls are painted white and the flooring is of grey tile.
The initial budget for the home was £100,000, which is approximately 160,000 USD, but the final cost of the home, including all the interior design elements and decorations, came to £133,000, which is just under 215,000 USD. A lot of this cost is made up of the expensive and luxury interior decorations and extras, such as the £16,000 (25,773 USD) bathroom.
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