In this episode, we’re going to show you a superb modular Shipping Container Home in Ontario Canada.
It’s built with three shipping containers two of them are stacked and cantilevered on one side and the other one is a custom-built oversized container on the ground floor there’s a steel frame structure in the middle that connects them all and creates space for the staircase to the second floor and for some big picture windows amazingly there’s an equal amount of indoor and outdoor living space.
The Rooftop Deck of this Container Home
The rooftop deck is a 12×40 container, there’s a beautiful area to put a 480-square foot rooftop deck that overlooked the beautiful water right across the road, and cantilever a couple of containers just to get a cooler vibe and some nice covered front entry.
What I love about building with shipping containers is their uniqueness of them the modern look the sleek look the corrugated steel that’s inside the rusted beams and the natural attributes of containers are beautiful the neat thing about using shipping containers is they come in multiple different sizes you can put them together in different ways.
So, we wanted to try to capture the views, make the space livable and functional and still have a lot of fun with it so we’ve been building with containers for approximately 12 years, and over time the year, we’ve performed several projects from three-story apartment buildings through to row homes or single-story townhome developments all out of shipping containers.
But this particular unit itself is the first container home that we’ve built it’s a 1488 square foot home that’s built out of three containers two 8 by 40 high cube containers and one custom 12 by 40 container that was specifically designed for another project so it’s not a standard shipping container.
But it’s still built the same way as a container it’s just 12 feet wide so with the exterior design of this property I wanted to make it modern so we used a lot of different materials hardy board panels may be siding and then corrugated steel that resembles the shipping container because it’s nice to keep the container look.
In the center of the really the main floor of the cottage, off to the one side of the 12×40 container we have the kitchen area, a dining area there’s a mechanical room with a laundry unit inside of it.
In the master bathroom, the central area is really the living space, so it’s between the two containers so we have about a 10-foot span between container to container to create some open space for living space access out to the back deck and the patio.
This is where we really get the elevated view of the forest we get the elevated view of the water so it’s a beautiful area in the cottage it also gives us the ability to show a lot more of the exposed container walls.
The rooftop patio is 480 square feet on top of the 12×40 and we also have a private patio that comes off one of the rear bedrooms. In the center, we have the washroom and the shower room that is split and then we have a front bedroom that has a beautiful picture window.
The upper railings are made out of conduit, we tried to incorporate a whole bunch of industrial materials and simple materials and try to put together sort of a modern rustic type of look we insulate from the outside.
In the interior so what we’ll do is we’ll add in the same layers as a typical home we have our siding strapping our vapor barrier then we do rigid insulation that gives us an extra layer of protection and then doesn’t take away too much space of the interior.
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