Container Homes Do Not Have to Look Like Containers

Shipping containers have become a trendy starting point for modular house design nowadays. They offer a sturdy practical frame and modular configuration as a starting point for a new modern home. They are also more affordable than a house made from bricks and mortar.

The challenge for architects is to overcome the external ‘corrugated’ aesthetics and fixed rectangular shape. These days, intelligent design has seen container homes emerge as stylish high-value homes.  External features using natural materials offer flexibility in design and style. There is something for everyone.

A containerised home also offers opportunities for the integration of green features like solar power and water recycling tanks. With a push, the container home can be off-grid. The configuration can also allow the opportunity of relocation if required.

Here are a few examples of what can be achieved:

Container Homes - Shipping containers - Green Building Africa

Container Homes - Shipping containers - Green Building Africa

Container Homes - Shipping containers - Green Building Africa

Container Homes - Shipping containers - Green Building Africa

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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  1. My father recently retired and we have an open plot in Walkerville. South of jhb. We looking at an option to build him a small unit with options to add on in future. Your website and gallery pics look amazing

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