Container House Design with a Breezeway-BREEZEWAY 960

BREEZEWAY 960 is a 4 bedroom Luxury Shipping Container House built using 4 shipping containers and a breezeway to create 1700 square feet of habitable space.

Design Concept

The design concept of this 4 bedroom house is in the form a bridge with two 20 foot containers on the ground floor with a breezeway in between creating 1700 square feet of habitable space. Alternatively, a single forty foot container can be used on the ground floor level and cut in two to the support the 40 foot containers on the first floor level. This is an efficient way of cutting costs by using three containers instead of four.




The breezeway creates extra floor space in between the container on the ground floor to be used as an open plan living space. The bridge structure is a beautiful design concept that allows the house to use cool breezes for natural ventilation effectively, and also allows the house to take full advantage of its surroundings for maximum daylighting and unobstructed views. It is advisable to properly position the house to take advantage of the breezes and views.




 

 

 

 

Design Brief

The functions accommodated on the ground floor level include a kitchen and laundry space in one container and a guest bedroom and a bathroom in the other container. The breezeway in-between the two containers serves as an open plan living room with dining space. The living room is enclosed by full height folding glass doors opening to sheltered outdoor spaces on both ends. The open, space flows seamlessly onto outdoor patios on both ends opening the living room to the indoor-outdoor living environment.

 

 

 

The containers above are placed with a 1.3m gap in-between the containers to accommodate a single flight staircase which straddles in the middle of the living room. On the first floor level, two bedrooms on the end of the containers sharing a bathroom fitted glass shower cubicle, are connected through an open a rumpus room with a small office nook.  A generous master en-suite with a walk-in closet and a mini lounge occupies the open ends of the containers.  The roof of the guest bedroom container serve as an outdoor terrace space for the master bedroom.




 

 

 

 

Interior Design

The interior of the house should be lined with an appropriate insulation material depending on the local climate. Without insulation, the house would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter. Insulation is also essential to preventing condensation, which can corrode the container and cause mould. Watch our previous presentation on 8 ways on How to insulate a shipping container house, for more understanding.

 

 

 

 

Paint the Interior walls light coloured to help kill the claustrophobic feel from the narrow width of shipping containers. Light colours make the interior spaces appear brighter and more prominent. Feel free to explore trans-formative furniture to help use a single space for more than one function. Use Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen and wardrobe rather than custom units. Flat packs are versatile and come in a range of sizes, colours plus fixing instructions.  Flat-packs help to save on time and money.




 

Exterior Design

The gap from the resultant space on the sides of the two 40 foot containers is filled with timber cladding. The container walls on the outside are left bare to celebrate the industrial character of the building. When using one trip containers, it is advisable to retain the original colours and markings to celebrate the maritime history of the shipping containers. Alternatively, feel free to check out our previous video on the types of exterior finishes used on shipping container houses.




 

 

 

Outdoor Living

The containers sit on a raised concrete strip foundation to elevate the containers away from moisture. The elevated position of the container also provides the height necessary to construct an outdoor deck and the entrance porch. A deck is a quick and easy way to extend the limited living space inside a shipping container. The house has frontal deck sheltered with a glass canopy suspended on steel cable which doubles up as an entrance porch to the house.  The folding glass doors lead to a deck on the rear of the building ideal for outdoor lounging, BBQ, or intimate outdoor dining. The deck has a canvas roof on a steel framed pergola to shield the space from elements.




 

 

The original cargo doors on the guest bedroom container, are used in an open position to create a private Juliet balcony. All the original cargo doors have been left intact to offer additional security and also act as storm shutters. This design series uses standardised, optimal sized windows and doors which don’t require any special modification to the walls of the shipping containers, apart from the big openings in the kitchen, the rumpus room and the master bedroom. Feel free to explore eco-friendly materials for both exterior and interior finishes to use on the house. The house hot water and electricity can be powered by hot water solar panels and photovoltaic systems respectively integrated into the roof.




 

 

What do you like about our new luxury container home design?

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For additional design details, and interior views; View the FLOOR PLANS and a complete house tour HERE.

For more details on the house design, visit  our website sheltermode.com.

If you like this design you can BUY BLUE PRINTS of this  AND OTHER DESIGNS here.

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Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
MODERN | GORGEOUS | UNFRIENDLY | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

FARMHAUS 640 is a gorgeous 3 bedroom container House designed using two, 40 foot shipping high cube container modules to create a 640+ square feet of habitable space. The containers are placed parallel and set apart saddling breezeway in between to form a modern shipping container house. An open plan living space with a lounge and dining occupies the middle space while the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom are accommodated inside the shipping containers.




 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
FRONT VIEW | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Design Brief.

This gorgeous guest house made from 2 containers, indicatively accommodates the following salient features;

  1. Entry Porch
  2. 2 Bathrooms
  3. Lounge
  4. Dining
  5. Kitchen
  6. Private Balcony
  7. A small mechanical room



Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
LIVING ROOM | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
THE LOUNGE | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
LOUNGE SPACE | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE




 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
DINING SPACE | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
THE KITCHEN | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
BREAKFAST ISLAND | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE




 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
KITCHEN MODERNE | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
THE BATHROOM | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
THE BEDROOMS | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE




 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
MASTER BEDROOM | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
FRONTAL VIEW | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
COVERED FRONT PORCH | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
LIVING ROOM DECK | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
COVERED DECK | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE




 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
ROOF PLAN | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

Shipping Container Farmhouse House Design
FLOOR PLAN LAYOUT | FARMHAUS 640 by SHELTERMODE
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For additional design details, and interior views; View the FLOOR PLANS and a complete house tour HERE.

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Luxury Container House Design with Floor plans | Modbox 3840

Modbox 3840: Luxury Container House Designed using twelve 40 foot shipping containers shipping containers. The containers are placed in stacks of four containers stacked three stories high. This modern five bedroom house is ideal for a big family size.

 

 

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MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | ELEVATION




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | SIDE VIEW

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | ELEVATION WITH STAIRCASE SHAFT




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | REAR ELEVATION

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | FLOOR PLANS




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | FLOOR PLANS

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | FLOOR PLANS




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | LIVING ROOM

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | LOUNGE SPACE




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | BREAKFAST ISLAND & DINING
MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | KITCHEN

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | BEDROOMS

 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | ENTRY PORCH




 

MODBOX 3840 by SHELTERMODE | FRONT ELEVATION

 

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Luxury Container House Design

TOPBOX 960

TOPBOX 960 is a 2 story, Luxury Shipping Container House designed using three, 40 foot Shipping Containers. This design uses three, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 3000+ square feet “TOPBOX”. Three sets of 40 foot containers are stacked to create a 2 storied house with a dynamic form. The shipping containers on the top level are sheared horizontally to form a cantilever creating two terrace spaces on each floor. A private rooftop terrace on the top-level for the master bedroom and the living room plus a covered entry lobby to the guest wing, a circulation shaft and a garage for 2 on the ground level.

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | Modern | Chic | Sustainable
TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | Modern | Chic | Sustainable

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | SIDE ELEVATION

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | SIDE ELEVATION

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | REAR ELEVATION

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | SIDE ELEVATION 02

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | FRONT ELEVATION RENDERED IN BRICK

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | A VIEW OF THE FAMILY TERRACE ON FIRST FLOOR

 

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | ENTRY PORCH UNDER THE CANTILEVER

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | SHELTERED OUTDOOR SPACE

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | OPEN PLAN LIVING | LOUNGE

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | OPEN PLAN LIVING | DINING

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | OPEN PLAN LIVING

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | OPEN PLAN LIVING | KITCHEN

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | OPEN PLAN LIVING | LOUNGE

 

TOPBOX 960 by SHELTERMODE | MASTER BEDROOM

 

What do you like about our new luxury container home design?

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SADDLEBOX 640

SADDLEBOX 640

SADDLEBOX 640 is a gorgeous 3 bedroom container House designed using two, 40 foot shipping high cube container modules to create a 640+ square feet SADDLEBOX 640. The containers are placed at splayed angles saddling an open plan living space in between to form a modern shipping container house.

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SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Modern | Sustainable | Affordable

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Side Elevation with Casement Windows

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Side Elevation with Casement Windows

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Elevated Covered Entrance Porch

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Main entrance Fitted with Folding Glass Doors

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Double Volume Open Plan Living Space With Clerestory Lighting Saddled in-between the Containers

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Cozy Lounge Space in the Open Living Space

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Open Plan Living

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | A compact dining Table that can sit up-to six

 

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Slick Open Kitchen with Adequate Storage and Breakfast Island

 

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | The rear of the Building Showing the Mechanical room with Timber Louvered Doors

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | An Elevated Family Terrace at the rear of the House

 

SADDLEBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE | Family Terrace with Fireplace

 

What do you like about our new luxury container home design?

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For additional design details, and interior views; View the FLOOR PLANS and a complete house tour HERE.

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ELEVATIONS | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

MODBOX 2880

MODBOX 2880 is a three story, Luxury Shipping Container House designed using nine, 40 foot Shipping Containers. This design uses nine, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 3000+ square feet “MODBOX”. Three sets of 40 foot containers are stacked to create a 3 storied house with a dynamic form. The set containers in the middle and top levels are sheared horizontally in opposite direction to create cantilevers over 3 magnificent outdoor spaces. A private rooftop terrace on the top-level for the master bedroom, a covered balcony to the living space on the middle level and a covered carport on the ground level.

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
ELEVATIONS | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE



Foundation Design

The containers sit on a 250mm reinforced concrete-raft foundation. This allows to elevate the containers off the ground away moisture.  You are encouraged to observe construction good practices on; concrete ratio mix, climate and concrete curing, when casting your foundation slab. To fit the elevated steel frame, consult a structural engineer on the correct foundation type and steel member sizes to use. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on The Top 5 Foundation Types used in Shipping Container Homes and Buildings to understand more on foundation design.



 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
ELEVATIONS | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

Structure and Modifications.

The roof and walls of shipping containers are structural and load bearing. Containers are designed to be loaded at the corners. Any intermediary loading, must be reinforced. Cutting out too much steel from the walls for doors and windows interferes with the structural integrity of shipping containers. Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not tamper with the roof and the floor of our shipping container modules. This design retains the original container cargo doors on the container ends to create Juliet balconies to the master bedroom, the study, family room and the kitchen yard on the ground floor to compliment the functionality of this family home.

 

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
ELEVATIONS | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

In this design, we do not have any specialized modifications. The containers on the left wing of the house are stacked at the corners without any intermediary loading linked with the staircase vertically for access. The left wing of the house has only a single par of containers elevated on the first floor level with an elegant steel frame painted in elegant red to create the lightness feel of using shipping containers. The design has used optimal sized windows and doors which require no specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container.  For the study and family room respectively, the end panels have been fitted with full glazing to create uninterrupted outdoor connection to the spaces.

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
ELEVATIONS | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

The entire frontage width of the living room to the rear of the building is fronted by an open deck for outdoor living. The stack of containers is covered with a butterfly roof oriented inwards towards the center spine. This iconic roof is also a design statement that gives character to this family home. For ShelterMODE Homes we do not drive cars into a shipping container for a garage. We find it not economical and also space constricting.  In this regard, we opt to elevate containers above and cover the residual space below it with appropriate siding to enclose the garage.



 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
SIDE VIEW | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

Outdoors and Exterior Design

As a sustainable design statement, the exterior of all the shipping containers are left as they are, including its original yellow, grey and blue color and markings. This helps to preserve the charm and the history of the containers in addition to reducing costs on painting the exterior.

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
SIDE VIEW | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

The rear side to the Open plan Living room is fitted with full height folding glass doors to connect the indoor living space to the outdoors. Folding doors are good space savers and ideal to use in a container house.  The full height sliding glass doors provide access to the cargo door Juliet balconies with maximum daylighting, to enhance an industrial yet warm and cozy effect connecting the house to the surrounding landscape.



 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

OPEN LIVING SPACE | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODEFurniture and Interior Design.

Fitting furniture into a shipping container home can be a challenge since most standard furniture hasn’t been designed for such small spaces. Incorporate Multifunctional transforming furniture and other space saving furniture ideas like sofa beds to effortlessly allow a single space to perform more than one function. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 10 Modern Space Saving Furniture Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes.

 

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
LOUNGE | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, the walls of the living area can be finished in monochrome light colored paint to make the spaces appear bigger. Since this is a container house, consider using similar materials to finish the kitchen backsplash and the bathroom walls. This repetitive theme creates harmony therefore making the house appear bigger.  Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen cabinets and the wardrobes to cut on costs.



 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
BREAKFAST ISLAND | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

Insulation and temperature control.

Shipping containers are made of Corten steel. Steel is a good conductor of heat, therefore; to live in a shipping container home, Insulation and temperature control is essential in turning a container into a comfortable home, without which a container home would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter.  The climate of your location is the biggest determinant of the type of insulation or temperature control strategies to use in your shipping container house.

 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
KITCHEN | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

If you are building in the cold climate, use Insulation material that will keep away the cold and moisture from the containers.  Closed-Cell Spray foam insulation provides an airtight water barrier and also prevent condensation. For the tropical climate, Keeping out heat from your container house is of paramount importance. A layer of earth wool insulation blanket lined with plasterboard will offer adequate temperature control for hot and dry climates. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 8 Insulation and Temperature Control Strategies for Shipping Container Homes.



 

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
BEDROOM | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

The containers are covered with suspended elevated corrugated steel roof to guard it from rain and direct sunlight. The corrugated steel roof is elevated above the container roof to allow for air flow to keep the container interior cool in summer. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the 25+ Green Building Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes

 

MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
OUTDOOR SEATING | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE



 

 MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE
OUTDOOR SEATING | MODBOX 2880 by SHELTERMODE

 

What do you like about our new luxury container home design? Do you have any question? Feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.  For additional design details, and interior views; View a complete house tour HERE.  If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.For more details on the house design, visit  our website sheltermode.com. If you like this design you can buy blue prints of this design here. The blueprints come as a full set of drawings comprising of Plans, Elevations and Section Details. If you need further inspiration; check out our OTHER CONTAINER HOMES designs. You can check out the FLOOR PLANS of the house HERE:

 

You can watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 

 

 



TWINBOX 1920

TWINBOX 1280

This modular design uses four 20 foot shipping container module and two 40 foot shipping container modules to create a 1280+ square feet “TWINBOX” house. This three bedroom house is designed to accommodate a common bathroom, a kitchen, dining, open plan living space and a master ensuite. The containers sit on a 250mm reinforced concrete-raft foundation. This allows to elevate the containers off the ground away moisture.  You are encouraged to observe construction good practices on; concrete ratio mix, climate and concrete curing, when casting your foundation slab. To fit the elevated steel frame, consult a structural engineer on the correct foundation type and steel member sizes to use. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on The Top 5 Foundation Types used in Shipping Container Homes and Buildings to understand more on foundation design.



TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

This two bedroom house is fitted with a 3 meter wide full height folding glass door to provide access to the deck and also provide adequate daylighting to kill the claustrophobic feel of living in a container. The bathroom is fitted with its own window to ventilate and daylight the space. The interior of the house is lined with an appropriate insulation material depending on the local climate. Without insulation, the house would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter.

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE



Insulation is also essential to preventing condensation, which can corrode the container and cause mould. Watch our previous presentation on 8 ways on How to insulate a shipping container house, for more understanding.  To finish off the interior, the walls are lined with plasterboard painted in off-white to make the interior space look brighter and bigger. Use a DPC underlay to cover the existing plywood floor, follow by laminate timber flooring. Ensure all the electrical and plumbing works are fit out before lining the interior. Alternative interior finishes can be explored depending on the client’s preference.

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Use similar materials to finish the wet areas of the house to create a harmonious space. Before the container is delivered on site, it’s advisable to have an appropriate foundation to accommodate your new build.  Use a raised foundation level to elevate the containers away from moisture. The elevated position of the container also provides the height necessary to construct a deck depending on the choice of foundation used. A deck is a quick and easy way to add extra living space to the rather limited space inside a container. This design is provided with a frontal deck witch doubles up as an entrance porch and also an outdoor retreat space. The original cargo doors on one end of the container are used in an open position and fitted with a frosted glass sliding doors to create an outdoor shower.



TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

This design series uses standardized, optimal sized windows and doors which don’t require any specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container. The basic design for TWINBOX comes with a corrugated steel container exterior. If you are using a one trip container, consider leaving the exterior as it is, with its original colour and markings to preserve its charm and history, to help on saving the cost of painting the exterior afresh. To cover off the large and bare walls on the container, a mesh wire is welded onto the exterior to accommodate vines and climbers to introduce some greenery. Alternative exterior finishes can be explored.

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not tamper with the roof and the floor of our shipping container modules. This design retains the original container cargo doors on the container ends to create Juliet balconies to the master bedroom and the living room to compliment the functionality of this family home. In this design, we do not have any specialized modifications save for the open plan living room. The design has used optimal sized windows and doors which require no specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container.

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE



This home design is covered with our signature standard seam flat roof design with a frontal extension to cover entrance porch/terrace. When setting out your foundation, remember to add some extra space to accommodate the entrance porch. Other roof design that can be used on this design include: A gentle sloped corrugated roof cover, and a planted living roof cover.

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 



 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE
TWINBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



What do you like about our new container cabin design? Do you have any question? Feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.  For additional design details, and interior views; View a complete house tour HERE.  If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.For more details on the house design, visit  our website sheltermode.com. If you like this design you can buy blue prints of this design here. The blueprints come as a full set of drawings comprising of Plans, Elevations and Section Details. If you need further inspiration; check out our OTHER CONTAINER HOMES designs. You can check out the FLOOR PLANS of the house HERE:

 

You can watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 

 



STANDARD INCLUSIONS

All drawings come in a blue print format with the following deliverables and inclusions;

Minimum lot size DIMENSIONS

Width: 50 feet

Length: 100 Feet

CONTAINER DIMENSIONS

20 Foot Container HC

8ft (2.43m) wide, 9.5ft (2.89m) high and 20ft (6.06m) long.

40 Foot Container HC

8ft (2.43m) wide, 9.5ft (2.89m) high and 40ft (12.2m) long.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS LIST

Foundation Plan

Floor Plan Layouts

Roof Plan

Section Details

Elevations

Furniture and Fixtures Layout

6 High Resolution 3D Images

DRAWINGS

Drawings delivered in either PDF or DWG format. The DWG format is meant for the engineer or architects use and therefore you need a CAD software to open it.

All the drawings come in A1 Size Layouts. Any other drawing sizes can be provided upon request on agreeable terms and conditions.

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No reproduction or copy in whole or part may be reproduced without permission from sheltermode.com

Architectural  drawings by sheltermode.com ARE NOT APPROVED DRAWINGS. All the statutory requirements of your country or region apply and ShelterMODE does not indemnify any client.

We do not Build Container homes or do Building Costing at the moment. Kindly Consult the relevant experts in your country.

 

TWINBOX 1920

TWINBOX 1920

TWINBOX 1920 is a 2 story, Luxury Shipping Container House designed using six, 40 foot Shipping Containers. This design uses six, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 2000+ square feet of habitable space. Three pairs of 40 foot containers, one pair on the ground floor and two on the first floor are stacked to create a 2 storied luxurious house. The 2 pairs of containers on the top level are placed parallel to each other and cantilevered on stilts at the front separated by a staircase shaft in the middle creating a dynamic form of a twinboxes resembling a binoculars.



Foundation Design.

The containers sit on a 250mm reinforced concrete-raft foundation. This allows to elevate the containers off the ground away moisture.  You are encouraged to observe construction good practices on; concrete ratio mix, climate and concrete curing, when casting your foundation slab. To fit the elevated steel frame, consult a structural engineer on the correct foundation type and steel member sizes to use. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on The Top 5 Foundation Types used in Shipping Container Homes and Buildings to understand more on foundation design.

FRONT ELEVATION | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

SIDE ELEVATION | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

 

SIDE ELEVATION | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

REAR ELEVATION | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

Structure and Modifications.

The roof and walls of shipping containers are structural and load bearing. Containers are designed to be loaded at the corners. Any intermediary loading, must be reinforced. Cutting out too much steel from the walls for doors and windows interferes with the structural integrity of shipping containers. Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not tamper with the roof and the floor of our shipping container modules. This design retains the original container cargo doors on the container ends to create Juliet balconies to the master bedroom and the living room to compliment the functionality of this family home. In this design, we do not have any specialized modifications save for the open plan living room. The design has used optimal sized windows and doors which require no specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container.



 

ENTRY PORCH & CARPORT | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

ENTRANCE PORCH | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

OPEN PLAN LIVING | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

Furniture and Interior Design.

Fitting furniture into a shipping container home can be a challenge since most standard furniture hasn’t been designed for such small spaces. Incorporate Multi-functional transforming furniture and other space saving furniture ideas like sofa beds to effortlessly allow a single space to perform more than one function. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 10 Modern Space Saving Furniture Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes.



To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, the walls of the living area can be finished in monochrome light colored paint to make the spaces appear bigger. Since this is a container house, consider using similar materials to finish the kitchen back-splash and the bathroom walls. This repetitive theme creates harmony therefore making the house appear bigger.  Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen cabinets and the wardrobes to cut on costs.

 

OPEN PLAN LIVING | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

 

KITCHEN ISLAND | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

Insulation and temperature control.

Shipping containers are made of Corten steel. Steel is a good conductor of heat, therefore; to live in a shipping container home, Insulation and temperature control is essential in turning a container into a comfortable home, without which a container home would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter.  The climate of your location is the biggest determinant of the type of insulation or temperature control strategies to use in your shipping container house. If you are building in the cold climate, use Insulation material that will keep away the cold and moisture from the containers.  Closed-Cell Spray foam insulation provides an airtight water barrier and also prevent condensation. For the tropical climate, Keeping out heat from your container house is of paramount importance. A layer of earth wool insulation blanket lined with plasterboard will offer adequate temperature control for hot and dry climates. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 8 Insulation and Temperature Control Strategies for Shipping Container Homes.



The containers are covered with suspended elevated corrugated steel roof to guard it from rain and direct sunlight. The corrugated steel roof is elevated above the container roof to allow for air flow to keep the container interior cool in summer. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the 25+ Green Building Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes

 

GUEST BEDROOM | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 

BATHROOM | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE



 

MASTER BEDROOM | TWINBOX 1920 BY SHELTERMODE

 



What do you like about our new container cabin design? Do you have any question? Feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.  For additional design details, and interior views; View a complete house tour HERE.  If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.For more details on the house design, visit  our website sheltermode.com. If you like this design you can buy blue prints of this design here. The blueprints come as a full set of drawings comprising of Plans, Elevations and Section Details. If you need further inspiration; check out our OTHER CONTAINER HOMES designs. You can check out the FLOOR PLANS of the house HERE:

 

You can watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 

 

MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

MODBOX 1300

This is a 4 bedroom Shipping Container house designed using six shipping containers. This design uses 6 shipping container modules to create a 1300+ square feet of habitable space.  Four 20 foot shipping containers on the ground floor are placed parallel to each other with a one meter gap spacing in between. A pair of 40 foot containers are placed on top and sheered horizontally to create an entrance canopy below and a family roof deck terrace. The containers are linked vertically with a staircase shaft midway for vertical circulation.



MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

Design Brief.

MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

The four 20 foot shipping containers on the ground floor accommodate the living spaces of the house. The other pair of 40 foot containers on top accommodates the bedroom spaces of the house. In this stunning family house, we have ingeniously accommodated the following salient features;

 Ground Floor

  1. The Lounge
  2. Dining
  3. Kitchen
  4. Laundry
  5. Guest Bedroom Ensuite
  6. Garage
  7. Outdoor Terrace
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

First floor

  1. Master Ensuite
  2. Walk-in closet
  3. Boy’s bedroom
  4. Common bathroom
  5. Girls’ bedroom
  6. Family terrace
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

Furniture and Interior Design.

Fitting furniture into a shipping container home can be a challenge, most standard furniture hasn’t been designed specifically for such small spaces. Incorporate Multi-functional transforming furniture and other space saving furniture ideas like sofa beds to effortlessly allow a single space to perform more than one function. To compliment the industrial look of the container, it’s advisable to adopt a minimalist design to make the narrow space feel somewhat spacious.

MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, the walls of the living area can be finished in monochrome light colored paint. Since this is a container house, consider using similar materials to finish the kitchen backslash and the bathroom walls. This repetitive theme creates harmony therefore making the house appear bigger.

MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen cabinets and the wardrobes.For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 10 Modern Space Saving Furniture Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes.

MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE
MODBOX 1300 by SHELTERMODE

Foundation Design.

The containers sit on a 250mm reinforced concrete-raft foundation. This allows to elevate the containers off the ground away moisture.  You are encouraged to observe construction good practices on; concrete ratio mix, climate and concrete curing, when casting your foundation slab. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 5 Foundation Types used in Shipping Container Homes and Buildings to understand more on foundation design.

 

Structure and Modifications.

The roof and walls of shipping containers are structural and load bearing. Containers are designed to be loaded at the corners. Any intermediary loading, must be reinforced. Cutting out too much steel from the walls for doors and windows interferes with the structural integrity of shipping containers. It is very costly to restore the roof and the floor as compared with bracing and reinforcing wall and door cutouts.

Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not tamper with the roof and the floor of our shipping container modules. This design retains the original container cargo doors on the container ends on the ground floor some of which are closed off and others fitted with full height glazing to compliment the functions of this family home. In this design, we do not have any specialized modifications.

The design has used optimal sized windows which require no specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container save for the open plan living space on the ground floor. Some internal walls on the first floor level containers have been cut out and should be reinforced with additional steel sections.

Outdoors and Exterior Design

The Open plan Living room is fitted with full height folding glass doors to connect the indoor living space to the outdoors. Sliding and folding doors are good space savers and ideal to use in a container house.  The full height sliding glass doors provide access to the cargo door Juliet balconies with maximum day-lighting, to enhance an industrial yet warm and cozy effect connecting the house to the surrounding landscape.

As a sustainable design statement, the exterior of the lower level shipping containers are left as they are, including its original color and markings. This helps to preserve the charm and the history of the containers in addition to reducing costs on painting the exterior. The containers on the ground level have their modules inter-spaced with bands of timber cladding to  seal the gaps and enhance its exterior appeal. Depending on your country, budget, climate and local planning regulations, you can explore other exterior finishes.

Insulation and temperature control.

Shipping containers are made of Corten steel. Steel is a good conductor of heat, therefore; to live in a shipping container home, Insulation and temperature control is essential in turning a container into a comfortable home, without which a container home would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter.  The climate of your location is the biggest determinant of the type of insulation or temperature control strategies to use in your shipping container house.

If you are building in the cold climate, use Insulation material that will prevent condensation, which can corrode the container and form mold.  Use Closed-Cell Spray foam insulation to provide an airtight water barrier and also prevent condensation. For the tropical climate, Keeping out heat from your container house is of paramount importance. A layer of earth wool insulation blanket lined with plasterboard will offer adequate temperature control for hot and dry climates. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the Top 8 Insulation and Temperature Control Strategies for Shipping Container Homes.

 

The containers are covered with suspended elevated corrugated steel roof to guard it from rain and direct sunlight. The corrugated steel roof is elevated above the container roof to allow for air flow to keep the container interior cool in summer. The roof covers the containers with an extended overhang, above the decked frontage to shield the glazed openings and the outdoor living space from direct solar radiation.  If you prefer a flat roof. You can try out a living roof above the containers. The rear of the container cabin, vines and climbers covers a wire mesh trellis which insulates the container further from direct solar radiation. In addition, the planted trellis hides corrugated steel walls of the shipping container. For more information, you are encouraged to go through our previous presentation on the 25+ Green Building Design Ideas for Shipping Container Homes.

 

What do you like about our new container cabin design? Do you have any question? Feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.  For additional design details, and interior views; View a complete house tour HERE.  If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.For more details on the house design, visit  our website sheltermode.com. If you like this design you can buy blue prints of this design here.The blueprints come as a full set of drawings comprising of Plans, Elevations and Section Details. If you need further inspiration; check out our OTHER CONTAINER HOMES designs

 

You can watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 

 

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