CABINTAINER 1920

CABINTAINER 1920 is a 2 story, Luxury 5 Bedroom Shipping Container House Designed Using six, 40 Foot Shipping Containers to create a 1920+ square feet of habitable space. 3 pairs of 40 foot containers are used. Tow pairs of containers are placed parallel to each other set apart 1.2M and sheared horizontally to form two wings, one a public wing and the second a private wing on the ground floor level. Another pair of containers is stacked on top to form the first floor story of the building to accommodate more bedrooms and a roof top terrace. The  pair of containers on the top level are placed parallel to the ones below and cantilevered on the front an back to create a covered entrance porch and a sheltered outdoor dining area at the back respectively.

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SHELTERMODE | LUXURY CONTAINER HOME DESIGN
SHELTERMODE | LUXURY CONTAINER HOME DESIGN



 

SHELTERMODE | EXPLORE DIFFERENT EXTERIOR FINISHES

 

SHELTERMODE | AERIAL VIEW

 

SHELTERMODE | FRONTAL VIEW



 

SHELTERMODE | OUTDOOR DINING

 

SHELTERMODE | ENTRANCE PORCH



 

SHELTERMODE | VIEW FROM THE SKY

 

SHELTERMODE | LUXURY | ELEGANT



 

SHELTERMODE | LUXURY LIVING

 

SHELTERMODE | KITCHEN

 

SHELTERMODE |DINING

 

SHELTERMODE | LIVING ROOM



 

SHELTERMODE | LOUNGE

 

MASTER BEDROOM
SHELTERMODE | MASTER BEDROOM

 

SHELTERMODE | MASTER BEDROOM BALCONY

 

 



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:



 

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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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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.

#ContainerFarmHouse #ContainerHouseDesign #FloorPlan

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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?

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 



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.

DISCLAIMER

All designs, drawings, plans and specifications are copyright of sheltermode.com

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.

 

 

LIFTBOX 1280

LIFTBOX 1280

LIFTBOX 1280 is a Modern 3 bedroom, 1280+ square foot residence, is made from two recycled 40 foot high cube shipping containers, Lifted one floor above the ground to create a “LIFTBOX”. The elevated containers sit on a strip foundation on either side of the building. This is an ingenious way of doubling the size of any house by elevating shipping container to create an additional habitable space on the ground level equivalent to the number of shipping containers elevated.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Design Concept



In this design we use 2 High cube 40 foot containers with a combined floor are of 640 foot creating an additional 640+ square feet on the ground level totaling to 1280+ square feet of habitable space.  In addition, this design concept helps to reduce the cost of the house the elevated containers act both as the roof; and as a suspended slab for the first floor level  removing the need to cast a first floor slab, this astronomically reduces the cost of the house by over 30%. The containers are cantilevered at over the strip foundation walls on both ends of the house to introduce some dynamism into the house design.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Design brief.

The living areas of the house are accommodated on the ground floor level. This was a deliberate design decision owing to the flexibility the space offers without the restriction of the modular shape of shipping containers. The spaces comprises of; the Lounge; Dining; Kitchen; laundry; and a Cloakroom,1 bathroom, a garage for two and a garage store under the staircase.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

The privacy gradient of the house increases as you move upwards. All the bedrooms and the family room are accommodated on the first level of the house. On the First floor, we have a Master en-suite with walk-in closet and a mini lounge; a common bathroom; a children bedroom; a guest bedroom and a Family TV area. The first floor is accessed by a hand crafted a wooden staircase houses in a magnificent stair shaft linking the two levels of the house.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Foundation and Modifications.

The containers sit on an elevated strip foundation to lift the containers away from moisture. The foundation walls act both as the foundation to carry the containers but also act as enclosing walls for the habitable space on the ground floor. This is an ingenious way of doubling the size of your dream home without breaking a sweat. All that is required is to cover the two open ends and finish the floor. If you live in the tropical climate, the ground floor can be left open to enjoy the cool tropical breezes.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Walls of shipping containers are inherently structural and load bearing. Cutting out too much steel from the walls for doors and windows interferes with the structural integrity and strength of shipping containers. Our design principle as ShelterMODE Homes; we do not cut out the roof and the floor of our shipping container houses. It is very costly to restore the roof and the floor as compared with bracing and reinforcing wall for window and door cutouts.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

Apart from the 3.1m by 2.7m full height glazing in the family room and the maser bedroom, the  other openings are optimal in size hence have a minimal impact on the structural integrity of the shipping containers. As a sustainable design statement, we suggest leaving the exterior of the shipping container as is, including its original color and markings if you are using one trip containers. This will help to preserve its charm with its history in addition to reducing costs on painting the exterior afresh. Depending on your country, budget, climate and local planning regulations, you can explore other exterior finishes.

AMAZING VIEW OF THE MASTER BEDROOM | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

AMAZING VIEW OF THE RUMPUS ROOM| LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODEInterior Design

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 ideas, effortlessly transform from one use to another; allowing a single space to perform more than one function. To compliment the industrial look of shipping containers, adopt a minimalist design to make the narrow space feel somewhat spacious.

THE LIVING ROOM | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

THE LOUNGE | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODEUse Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen and the wardrobes. Flat-pack cabinets are good alternatives for the kitchen and wardrobe rather than custom units because of cost and quick installation. To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, consider finishing the interior walls of in monochrome light colored paint.

LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODEConsider using a vertical wall-in bed or a Murphy bed in the children and guest bedrooms. This allows the space to serve both as a children playroom and as a sleeping room. The transition from day-space to night-zone is quick and simple. Stackable chairs and easy lounge seats are used for the dining and sitting room respectively. Consider exploring other space saving furniture ideas depending on the space needs in your container home.

THE MASTER BEDROOM | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODE

THE MASTER BEDROOM MINI-LOUNGE | LIFTBOX 1280 by SHELTERMODEOutdoor Living.

Apart from the drainage and moisture benefits, the elevated position of the house provides the height necessary to construct a balcony. The floating end with the original container cargo doors is transformed into semi-private Juliet balconies for the Master Bedroom at the first floor level. All the end-panel doors are fitted with full height sliding glass doors.

Sliding doors are good space savers compared to swing doors making them ideal to use in a container house.  The balconies are fitted with a glass balustrade to create that feel of lightness.  An additional outdoor dining patio accessed from the dining area can be provided on the ground level. This house has a street frontal orientation. The frontal porch is covered with a glass canopy held in place using suspension cables. The glass canopy design provides a shaded entrance without interfering with the concept of lightness of the suspended containers.

MAIN ENTRANCE | LIFTBOX 1280 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, 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.

Use Spray foam insulation on the walls and ceiling to provide an airtight seal and prevent condensation, if you can afford. In addition, put a layer of earth wool insulation blanket then line it with plasterboard for adequate temperature control. The containers are covered with an elevated 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 overhang, above the Juliet balconies shielding the glazed openings in the master bedroom from direct solar radiation. This iconic roof is also a design statement that gives character to the house.

LIFTBOX 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 watch the VIDEO of the House Below.

 

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MODBOX 1280L

MODBOX 1280L is a Modern Shipping Container Modular Home Design is formed by combining the inbox 640I Living Module and the inbox 640B Bedrooms Module to create an elegant 3 bedroom shipping container home with an L-SHAPED Floorplan.

INBOX 1280L
MODBOX 1280L | By SHELTERMODE

Design Brief

This modular design uses 4, 40 foot shipping containers to create a 1280+ square feet “INBOX 1280L” 3 Bedroom House. This is designed to accommodate the following salient features. From the entrance lobby, on your right is an Open Plan Living Module encompassing; 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 left, you can access the bedrooms module connected through 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.

 

MODBOX 1280L | By SHELTERMODE

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 box. Because of the open plan living design of the living space, a structural steel column and beam has been place between the lounge and the dining, and also been the kitchen laundry partition for structural reinforcement.

Foundation design

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. The elevated position of the container also provides the height necessary to construct a deck depending on the choice of foundation used.  This house is designed with a raft foundation, you can watch our previous presentation on Five foundations types to use on a shipping container house.

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Interior design

Adopt a minimalist interior design when furnishing your Container house. Use space-saving furniture ideas like murphy beds to allow for multi functional use of the space without littering the space with too much furniture.  Use Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen and wardrobes rather than custom units since they are versatile and come in a range of sizes and colours. Flat-packs will help you save on time and money.

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Insulation and temperature control

The interior of the living space is lined with an appropriate insulation material depending on the climate. Insulation is also essential to preventing condensation, which can corrode the container and cause mould. To achieve the best results in cold climate locations use closed cell spray form insulation. In tropical climate, keeping away heat from your house is the biggest challenge. Insulation blanked with pasteboard lining will do just fine.

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To finish off the interior, the walls are lined with plasterboard and given a light colored paint to make the interior space look brighter and bigger. Use a DPC underlay to cover the existing container plywood floor then finish with laminate timber flooring. Use similar materials to finish the wet areas of the house to create a harmonious space. Ensure all the electrical and plumbing works are fitted out before lining the interior. Alternative interior finishes can be explored depending on the client’s preference.

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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 1.2m wide wooden canopy and deck spanning the entire frontage of the living module and the container end openings for the master bedroom on the bedroom module. An additional patio space from the living room through the full height sliding doors has been provided. The original cargo doors all the containers have been removed and replaced with full height sliding doors to enhance access and day lighting.

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To cover off the large walls on the container that are left bare, a mesh wire is welded onto the exterior to accommodate vines and climbers to introduce some greenery. 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. This design comes with additional timber modules to form the entrance porch, Juliet balcony enclosure and a timber fascia board to the roof. Other exterior cladding options can be explored.

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Every base model of MODBOX 1280L home series is covered with the signature standard seam flat roof with a side extension to cover the outdoor family terrace. Other roof types like; a gentle sloped corrugated roof cover, and a planted living roof cover can be used.

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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SHEDBOX 640
SHEDBOX 640
The Shed Roof Shipping Container House Design | SHEDBOX 640

This is a 3 bedroom, 640+ square foot residence, made from two recycled 40 foot high cube containers positioned parallel to each other, with a one meter gap in between and sheared horizontally to create two terrace spaces on both ends of the house. The frontal terrace is covered to create an entrance porch while the one on the rear, serves as a private terrace to the master bedroom. The design uses High cube containers because they are 300mm taller than a standard container. This provides an extra foot of ceiling for insulation without compromising the headroom of the habitable space. This house design is ideal for a small sized family. It you have some extra space in your backyard, it is a good investment as a guesthouse. You can have it listed on Airbnb and earn some extra income.



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Modern Shipping Container Prefab Design | SHEDBOX 640 by SHELTERMODE

 

The frontal part of the containers accommodates the living area functions while the rear part accommodates the bedrooms. The privacy gradient increases as you move towards the rear.

 

The containers sit on a reinforced concrete-pier foundation to elevate them from moisture. The foundation is made of 20 steel piers spaced 3 meters apart center to center. This light foundation allows a continuous air-flow underneath keeping the containers cool and also enable plumbing with ease.

 



All the end panel with the original container cargo doors are removed and fitted with full height sliding glass doors. Sliding doors are good space savers compared to swing doors therefore ideal to use in a container house.

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.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.This iconic roof is also a design statement that gives character to the house.

 

Furniture choices for container homes should be made with space-saving ideas in mind. Multifunctional transforming furniture and other space saving essentials, 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, we adopted a minimalist design to make the narrow space feel somewhat spacious.

 

Consider using Flat-pack cabinets for the kitchen. Flat-pack cabinets are good alternatives for the kitchen and wardrobe rather than custom units because of cost and quick installation. Flat packs can also be creatively used as space dividers instead of walls.

 

To minimize the claustrophobic feel of living in a shipping container, the walls of the living area are finished in monochrome light colored paint. Alternatively, both the walls and floor can be lined with finishes made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo.



The salient features are namely: The entrance porch, the lounge, dining, kitchen, guest bedroom, children bedroom, common bathroom, master bathroom, master bedroom, and a private master bedroom terrace. The one meter gap in between the containers is a design decision to increase the habitable space by an extra 120 square feet of floor-space.

What do you feel about our new SHEDBOX  container house design? For additional design details, and interior views; View  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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