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FRONT ELEVATION | SHELTERMODE

Shipping Container 3 Bedroom Bungalow House Design with Floor Plans | OFFSETBOX 640,  is a modern, 3 bedroom shipping container bungalow designed using two, 40 foot shipping containers to create 960+ square feet of habitable space. This design uses two, 40 foot high cube shipping container modules, covered with a butterfly roof, to create a 640+ square feet “SPLAYBOX 960” bungalow. The containers are placed parallel to each other and sheared lengthwise to form an efficient 3 bedroom bungalow ideal for countryside living of an average sized family.CHECK OUT THE FLOOR PLAN HERE: https://youtu.be/Es7i9NsIJg0. This Shipping Container 3 Bedroom Bungalow House Design with Floor Plans | OFFSETBOX 640, innovatively accommodates the following salient features;

  1. Entry Porch
  2. Lounge
  3. Dining
  4. Kitchen
  5. Deck
  6. Common Bathroom
  7. 3 Bedrooms with a master en-suite

BUY FLOOR PLAN HERE: https://sheltermode.com/shop/offsetbox-640-id-s1320640f-3-beds-2-baths-640sft/



 

 

SIDE ELEVATION | SHELTERMODE



 

SIDE ELEVATION | SHELTERMODE
ENTRANCE | SHELTERMODE



 

LOUNGE | SHELTERMODE

 

DINING | SHELTERMODE



 

LIVING ROOM | SHELTERMODE



 

OPEN PLAN LIVING | SHELTERMODE



 

AERIAL VIEW | PVC ARRAYS | 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:



 

watch the video of the house below:

https://youtu.be/Es7i9NsIJg0.

 



topbox 1120

TOPBOX 1120

TOPBOX 1120 is a 2 story, 3 bedroom shipping container house designed using three, 40 foot shipping containers and  single 20 footer to create 1120+ square feet of habitable space.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120

 



Design Concept.

This design uses three, 40 foot high cube shipping container modules on the top story and a single 20 foot container on the ground floor, to create 1120+ square feet 2 story house. The containers are placed parallel to each other lengthwise to form an efficient 3 bedroom bungalow elevated one story up resting on a 20 foot container on one end and two steel structural supports on the opposite end. A separate staircase module is attached to the containers on both levels to provide vertical circulation.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120
SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120



SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120
SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | ENTRANCE PORCH

Design Brief.

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

  1. Entry Porch and store in the 20 footer
  2. OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA WITH,
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Kitchen
  1. Laundry
  2. Common Bathroom
  3. 2 Bedrooms
  4. Master Bedroom en-suite with walk-in closet
SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | THE LIVING ROOM



SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120
SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | THE LOUNGE

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | THE KITCHENSHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | THE DINING

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | MASTER BEDROOM

Foundation Design.

The 2o foot container sits on a 250mm reinforced concrete-raft foundation. The other 3 40 foot containers are elevated one story up resting on a 20 foot container on one end and two steel structural supports on the opposite end. 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 explore an alternative foundation type you can use.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | CAR PORT



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 container walls for doors and windows, interferes with the structural integrity of shipping containers.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | ELEGANT RED CLADDING

Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not tamper with the roof and the floor of our shipping container modules, because restoring the cutouts can be quite expensive. The design has used optimal sized windows and doors which require no specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container. The house is covered with ShelterMODE’s signature flat seam roof to protect the containers from elements and also as a design statement that gives character and aesthetic appeal to this holiday cabin.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | AMAZING

Outdoors and Exterior Design

The entire approach of the cabin is fronted by an innately designed entry porch to offer a protected entry to the guest house. In this design the original container cargo doors are removed and fitted with full height sliding glass for maximum daylighting to the living room and to seamlessly connect the cabin indoors to the outdoors. As a sustainable design statement, consider leaving the exterior of the shipping containers with its original metallic grey color and markings, to preserve its charm and history, in addition to reducing costs of painting the exterior.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | CANTILEVER OUTDOOR SEATING

 

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | THE STAIRCASE SHAFT



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. This design uses custom designed sofa as a Multifunctional transforming furniture to effortlessly allow the living room to perform more than one function by transforming into a beds pace at night to accommodate more guests. 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.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | MINIMALIST INTERIORS



To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, the interior spaces should be given monochrome light colored finishes. Since this is a container house, consider using similar materials to finish the kitchen backsplash and the bathroom walls. This repetitive theme creates a harmonious interior making the house appear spacious.  Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen and the wardrobes to cut on cost and time.

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, 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.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | ELEGANT JULIET BALCONIES

If you are building in the cold climate, use an insulation material that will keep away the cold and moisture from the containers.  Closed-Cell Spray foam insulation will be a good solution. 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 be adequate. 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.

SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | OUTDOORS



SHELTERMODE | TOPBOX 1120 | OUTDOORS

Conclusions.

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.

 

 

 



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BOXTAINER 1280X

BOXTAINER 1280X is a modern container house design that uses four, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 1280+ square feet of habitable space. 2 pairs of 40 foot containers, one pair on the ground floor and another on the first floor are stacked to create a 2 storied luxurious house. The 2 pairs of containers on the top level are placed perpendicular to the ones below and cantilevered on stilts at the front creating a dynamic form resembling a cross box. If you dont like the look of the corrugated container walls, you can have your containers insulated on the outside and covered with a siding of your choice for a sleek modern look.

 

SHELTERMODE | The House with Exposed Container Walls Before Cladding

 

SHELTERMODE | The House with Timber Cladding on Ground Level

 



SHELTERMODE | The House with Composite Cladding on Ground Level

 



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SHELTERMODE | The House with parts of Timber Cladding on Ground Level

 



SHELTERMODE | Open Plan Living

 



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SHELTERMODE | Single Flight Staircase leading Upstairs

 



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SHELTERMODE | Modern KitchenDesign

 

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SHELTERMODE | The Dining

 



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SHELTERMODE | The Kitchen Island

 

SHELTERMODE | The Lounge

 



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SHELTERMODE | Guest Bedroom

 



SHELTERMODE | The Master Bedroom

 

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SHELTERMODE | Ground Floor Plan

 



SHELTERMODE | First Floor Plan

 

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SHELTERMODE | Original Cargo doors form Juliet Balconies to the Lounge

 



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SHELTERMODE | Original Cargo doors form Juliet Balconies to Master Bedroom

 

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SHELTERMODE | Covered Rooftop Terrace

 



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.

 

 



Shipping Container House Design Floor Plans for a Narrow Lot- UNBOXED 1280

 

Container House for a Narrow Lot | SHELTERMODE

 

In this presentation, we bring you a two story shipping container house ideal for a narrow lot designed using 4 shipping containers. Stay tuned to find out more about this modern container apartment design. This Modern Shipping Container house is designed using 4 forty foot shipping containers. This video will highlight the design brief of each typology; 3D floor plans; full colour pictures of the Exterior and Interior design with finishes options. Before the container modules are 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. Since this is a storied building, you are advised to consult a structural engineer on the appropriate foundation design. The salient features in this design include! Living spaces on the ground floor level and bedroom spaces upstairs.

 



Container House for a Narrow Lot | SHELTERMODE

 

 

Front Approach | SHELTERMODE

 



Entrance Lobby with Single flight Staircase | SHELTERMODE

 

Open Plan Living | SHELTERMODE

 



Open Plan Kitchen | SHELTERMODE

 

 

Dining Area | SHELTERMODE

 

 

 

 

L-Shaped Kitchen | SHELTERMODE

 



Upstairs Access | SHELTERMODE

 

Master Bedroom | 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.

 

 

 



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?

If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.

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.

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.

#ContainerHouse #ContainerHouseDesign #FloorPlan #breezeway

You can watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 




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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?

If you have any question, feel free to ask by posting in the comments below.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 



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

 

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BARNBOX-640-shipping-contaiiner-barn-house

BARNBOX 640 is a barn inspired shipping container house designed by combining two shipping containers to create a 640 feet Modern 3 bedroom modular home.This modular design uses two, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 640+ square feet “BARNBOX 640” 3 Bedroom House.

Cutting out too much steel from the walls for doors and windows interferes with the structure of shipping containers. Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes, we do not cut out the roof and the floor of our shipping container house designs. It is very costly to restore the roof and the floor as compared with bracing and reinforcing wall and door cutouts.




This design retains the original container cargo doors on the container ends. The containers end panel doors are fitted with full height sliding glass doors to access the outdoor terraces. Sliding doors are good space savers and ideal to use in a container house.

Apart from the drainage and moisture benefits, the elevated position of the house provides the height necessary to construct a deck. A 2.5 meter wide deck provided is a quick and easy way to add extra living space to a container home by greatly extending outdoors the compact living space inside a shipping container. The full height sliding glass doors provide access to the decks with maximum day-lighting, connecting the living room to the surrounding landscape.  An extended roof eaves overhangs the front deck

OUTDOORS AND EXTERIOR DESIGN

A deck is a quick and easy way to add extra living space to the rather limited space inside a container. This design comes with wooden deck in the entire space in the middle of the container modules to provide the much needed outdoor retreat family space. The original cargo doors on one end of the container are used in an open position to create an outdoor seating space to the living room.

To cover off the large walls on the container that are left bare, the entire structure is enveloped with corrugated steel siding and roofing to create a modern barn house. The corrugated siding is recessed at least 600 mm off the container walls to offer space for airflow to help in temperature regulation of the habitable spaces. Feel free to explore other exterior finishes cladding materials.



DESIGN BRIEF

This Open Plan Living Module is designed to accommodate the following salient features. From the entrance lobby, you can access the Laundry room, an open plan kitchen with an island breakfast table for three, a dining table for 6 people; and a spacious lounge opening to the outdoor family terrace accessed through the full height folding doors.

From the entrance lobby on your right, you can access the bedroom wing through a connecting lobby to the rumpus room which can double up as a TV room. From here you can access two other bedrooms on the right hand side or go to the master bedroom en-suite with a walking closet on the right. This each module is designed with a laundry unit.

The laundry in the bedroom module can be converted into a small study. This design series uses standardized, optimal sized windows and doors which don’t require any specialized modification to the walls of the shipping container save for the full height 3m wide doors opening to the family terrace. Adequate fenestrations for day-lighting helps to kill the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container.

Furniture and Interior Design Ideas.

Fitting furniture into a shipping container home can be a challenge, most furniture hasn’t been designed specifically for such small spaces. Multi-functional transforming furniture and other space saving essentials, can be explored since they effortlessly transform from one use to another; allowing 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.



 

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 backsplash and the bathroom walls. This repetitive theme creates harmony therefore making the house appear bigger.  Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen and the wardrobes

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, you need to insulate the exterior walls. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of turning a container into a comfortable home. Without insulation, a container home would be like an oven in summer and freezing in winter. Insulation is also essential to preventing condensation, which can corrode the container and form mold. 

BARNBOX-640-shipping-contaiiner-barn-house

Use Spray foam insulation on the walls and ceiling to provide an airtight seal and prevent condensation, if you live in a cold and wet climate. In addition, put a layer of earth wool insulation blanket then line it with plasterboard for adequate temperature control which is also ideal for hot and dry climate.



The containers are covered with an elevated corrugated steel roof to guard it from rain and direct sunlight. In addition, 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 entire containers with an extended overhang, above the frontage Juliet balconies to shielding the glazed openings in the living room from direct solar radiation. This iconic roof is also a design statement that gives character to the house.

If you like this design and want to make an extension to the living room of your existing house, then feel free to visit our website and purchase the blue prints and give them to your builder or fabricate it yourself as a DIY Project. The standard set of drawings come in DWG and PDF formats to suit your preference. The set of drawings have dimensioned floor plans, elevations, roof plan, foundation plan and a section detail. For any revisions, design inquiries or custom design contact us on our website; sheltermode.com.

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



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