As rent and housing costs are escalating, a large number of people in major cities are experiencing a housing crisis. This is the time when shipping container homes come into play; as they are a low-cost, efficient and flexible alternative for this predicament. There are different visions of people for re-purposing shipping containers, but you will come across a lot of examples that prove container homes can be modern, cozy and energy-efficient dwellings too.
If you may remember the Canada-based company Honomobo that creates mind-blowing shipping container swimming pools, then this is another fabulous creation from the same company. Named HO4+, it is a modern family home is made out of cargo containers and located in Aspen Grove, British Columbia. Four 40-foot shipping containers are connected together to create a total of 1216-square-foot living space.
The company is offering different floor plans for the house, featuring a spacious living room, dining room and kitchen decked out with a large floor-to-ceiling glass window. A hot water tank and air-based heat pump for heating and cooling are also included in the house.
This shipping container home is built according to local building rules and it rests on a permanent foundation. Walls and roof are insulated with SIPs, while the vinyl plank is used to furnish the flooring. Inside, there are high gloss white and textured melamine cabinets. The kitchen and bathroom areas are decorated with Quartz countertops and metal side drawers.
There is also an option to equip photovoltaic arrays and convert it into a fully energy-efficient home. Honomobo builds these homes within 10-12 weeks and delivers them all over Canada and the United States.
The HO4+ shipping container home is available for purchase at a steep price tag of US$179,728.