Luxary living "off the grid" is something that might seem impossible, yet through the use of shipping containers people have found creative ways of accomplishing just that. In Nederland, Colorado this award winning home is powered by harnessing the sun through solar panels.
The home was designed specifically to keep the warmth out during the day, and also keep the heat in during those chilling nights. From the outside of the house one can hardly even tell that this house was constructed using shipping containers.
The living room and kitchen areas have been constructed without dividing walls to insure the interior of the house is as spacious as possible. This allows for both a comfortable living quarter, in addition to maximizing the window space; A person can be sitting on the couch in the living room, or making breakfast from the kitchen, and yet from almost every spot in the house a beautiful view can be enjoyed.
The kitchen utilizes pellet-stoves to cook food. Shipping containers are an excellent choice for constructing houses due to the modular size they already come in. For example, high cube shipping containers offer a height of 9’6”.
Bill Hinchcliff has been in the shipping containers industry for years. He will be happy to help you find the exact container to meet the needs of your next construction project.
Picture Source: Jetson Green