Container Homes
(25 Jan 2018)

Stacking Container Spaces BWNCY

Container Homes

Is this the new housing trend?

Shipping containers serve a pretty useful function, helping to transport goods safely across the world. However, when they come to the end of their time at sea, there are numerous ways a shipping container can be given a brand-new lease of life and continue being useful for years to come. From office space, to clinics, to a sustainable living space!

Container Clinic BERMAN KALIL

Innovative projects have emerged in recent years transforming containers into beautiful and welcoming homes.

The Joshua Tree Residence WHITAKER STUDIOS

The Joshua Tree Residence was designed for a film producer, made up of a series of shipping containers joined together at contrasting angles. This 200m2 solar-powered home features three en-suite bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and large outdoor deck area with a swimming pool.

Copia Eco Cabins

Luxurious eco cabins, near Botriver in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, show the creativity and luxury that can be achieved without sacrificing sustainability. The eco cabins are completely off the grid.

Inside a container home BERMAN KALIL

Depending on the piece of land you own and the municipality you fall under, container homes are now considered as rational designs in South Africa, and the building procedures still has to be adhered to and approved by council. The pros of a container home include that it is a lot cheaper than brick and water, and the timeline to complete your home is much quicker.

Alicia Kalil from Berman-Kalil Housing Concepts, shared more on the pros and cons of building with shipping containers and if this trend of stacked steel boxes really is the future for building homes.




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