Contributing Monkie G Monkie
Published on July 19, 2009
Another Shipping Container Concept Home. This one is by Zigloo a firm out of Canada. We have covered some of their designs in the past, including a really cool Floating Ocean City. This concept design is made from three shipping containers, to create a 800 sq. ft. home in the country side or an urban infill. The architect says he would like to deliver these home at around $150 per sq ft.
(via zigloo.ca) The WelcomeHome totals 800 square feet on a small footprint. Perfect for a get-away cottage, a quick guest home, an environmental infill solution. The design lends itself perfectly to an off-the-grid solution utilizing wind power, solar power, solar hot water, passive air circulation organic spray-foam insulation and a green roof.
WelcomeHome kit will cost USD $12,000 plus shipping to the destination to your choice. With the foundations, standard services, and interior finishes, my aim is to make this kit a $120,000 quick build solution ($150/sqft).
The upper floor plan has 2 bedrooms (one overlooking the entry, and one with a private balcony) and 3 piece bathroom (shower).
The main floor plan is an open concept with the living, dining and kitchen areas all open to each other. The laundry easily accommodates a stacking washer/dryer and mechanical systems necessary for the comfort of the WelcomeHome.