Houses can be made of a variety of materials. Conventionally theres lumber, steel and concrete. But recently some people have taken to living in shipping containers. These metal transit boxes may not seem like something that could become a home, but you might be surprised.
One family was able to create a comfortable place to live out of a shipping container. From the outside, it appears to be a small boxy house, but once you step inside it looks twice its size.
Not surprisingly, the house is in Denver, CO. This home offers amazing views of the city, as well a compact and transportable lifestyle. It’s the only home of its kind in the area, but once people begin to see how inexpensive it is to build a home with shipping containers, this may become a more popular trend. From the porch they’ve built outside to the (remarkably sizable) living room, kitchen and bedrooms the come has everything – and more. There is an upstairs and a downstairs. This particular container-house has an open layout with many individual rooms. This allows natural light and energy to flow through the home – the Feng shui is actually built in. There is a balcony that leads from the master bedroom upstairs to the roof. Not to mention all the beautiful furnishings.
On top of all this, this home is designed to be energy efficient. Spray insulation is used to help give a better sound barrier and insulates the home better and holds in heat during Denver’s harsh winters.
So if you can dig down and find your inner minimalist, next time you’re in the market for a new place check out a the price of a shipping container.