Friday, February 26, 2016

This Ingenious Lady Built Her Home Out of Shipping Containers....

This Ingenious Lady Built Her Home Out of Shipping Containers. You Won't Believe the Results! - DavidWolfe.com

THIS INGENIOUS LADY BUILT HER HOME OUT OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS. YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE RESULTS!

Claudie Dubreuil, a general contractor in Mirabel, Quebec, is the owner of Collections Dubreuil. Her company builds traditional wood houses and condos — fantastic for business, but the owner's design aesthetic is a bit more adventurous.

When it was time for Dubreuil to build her new home, she decided to take a different path — a path that involves shipping containers and an incredible design.

Although finding an engineering firm to help her was difficult, her dream came true for a total cost between $330,000 and $377,000, in U.S. dollars. (The total cost included lot price, excavation, labor, and materials.)

The containers she purchased were 8 feet wide and 40 feet long. That might not seem like much space. However, what you see in the first photo is just step one.

The engineering firm cut out sections of the containers to fit her design and shipped them to her lot.

shipping containers

transporting containers

She had a cement basement and foundation poured to place the containers upon.

containers together

She covered the outside of the containers with wood paneling because she did not want to have to paint them every year.

finished product

She kept some of the inside walls original, which gives the home an industrial feel.

living room 2 living room

There is a spiral staircase up to the second floor to save room.

stairs

She also decided on a nice balance of natural and artificial lighting.

lighting

The kitchen and dining room are modern, simple, and bright!

kitchen

dinning room

As you can see, in one part of the house, a bedroom and bathroom combo possesses a very open design.

bedroom bath

bath window

There are also private areas in the home for those who need their own space.

bathroom

vanity

The second-floor patio/deck is a definite plus to the design. It looks like the perfect place to soak up the morning sun.

second floor deck

The office is located in the basement — a great place for a quiet workspace.

office

This is a fantastic little home!

finished product 2

Container homes are more popular than one may think. Shipping containers are sturdy and made for stacking, and they can make designing a new and perfect home fun!

Do you want a shipping container home?

~A.

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