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Have you always wanted to build your own house? Ever thought of shipping containers to build your dream home?
One of our customers approached us with this plan and asked us to contribute ideas. What are the possibilities? What do you have to take into account and what will the costs be for this?
With CBOX Containers we helped this customer from A to Z and realized their home together. After discussing their wishes, they immediately engaged an architect to have their ideas worked out on paper. With these drawings we started to modify the containers as desired.
6 40ft High Cube containers were used for this container home. The 40ft high cube shipping containers have a length of 12 meters and are approximately 2.9m high and 2.45m wide. For this house we have placed three containers next to each other and three shipping containers on top of this as the second floor. This means that the house will be 7.35m wide with a length of 12 meters, a pretty nice and large living space!
The 40ft hc shipping containers have been modified by us before installation. We cut out the partition walls, windows and doors, reinforced the roof and made a stairwell in the ceiling and floor. Extra space has been created between the lower and upper container by placing corner blocks, especially for insulation, pipes, utilities and ventilation.
We have placed the shipping containers on site for the customer with our crane truck. We were able to place the structural work of the house within 2 days, so that the customer could quickly start with the further finishing of the container home.
After placing the structural work, the customer took on the further finishing with its own subcontractors.
The shipping containers are insulated on the outside and finished with crepi. Crepi is a mixture of cement that can be used as a plaster on large walls, including for cladding facades.
The walls on the inside are finished with Gyproc plasterboard, perfect for a smooth and sleek finish. The customer has chosen not to clad the ceiling in order to retain the 'container feeling'.
A stone carpet has been laid as the floor, this is a seamless grain floor that consists of small quartz stones or gravel bound with epoxy resin. Under this floor they have underfloor heating throughout the house.
The customer wanted to ensure that the container home is as energy-efficient as possible and indicates that this has been successful. The house has a total habitable surface of no less than 180m2, with an internal height of 2.6m! In fact, if necessary, two more shipping containers can be placed next to it to expand this existing home.
The customer himself states that the container home was a lot cheaper to build than the same house would have cost if they had opted for 'traditional construction'.
Have you also become enthusiastic about this? Please contact us so we can discuss your plans for a container home together! There is so much possible, the most diverse designs could be realized.