A House Made from a Shipping Container
Do you ever wonder what happens to all those corrugated metal shipping boxes? Is there some graveyard where obsolete cargo containers go to be piled into a rusty, sad mountain of metal?
Well, look at this pin Michelle, editor of Gardenista, came across: A New Zealand architecture firm called Atelierworkshop has transformed a shipping container into a holiday house—a “bach” is what they call a vacation cabin in New Zealand, by the way, short for “bachelor pad”—and it has a foldout terrace, clever bunk beds, and a tiny kitchenette.
Photographs via Atelierworkshop.
Above: This particular holiday house is a “port-a-bach” because it doesn’t have a permanent foundation. It folds open, Barbie-Dream-House style, to reveal a patio (with a retractable awning and wind screens).
Above: Murphy-bed style bunks fold out for open-air sleeping.
Above: Louvered doors aid ventilation.
Michelle used to think shipping container cabins sounded like a crazy idea, but now she’s a convert. For another of her favorite shipping container campsites, see Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods.
What do you think? Would you vacation (or live full-time) in this house?