This striking shipping container house in Victoria, Australia is made up of three reused 20ft shipping containers, each protected by it’s own floating roof which houses the photovoltaic solar panels. The containers have been orientated north to bath the home in natural light and joined by two links, which house the laundry, additional pantry and wardrobe space.
The architects, Modhouse, have cleverly incorporated storage throughout the home so it’s a highly functional yet uncluttered and streamlined tiny home with the custom made lounge and bed also containing large storage drawers underneath
One of the fantastic elements of the design is that the owners can quite simply add an additional container to the home if more bedrooms are required.
– Shipping container house
– 7.1 star NatHERS rating
– Passive design with living spaces facing north
– Double glazed timber framed windows
– Reused shipping containers
– Insulation on external face and internally, in ceiling and under the floor
– Floating roof covering the containers provides solar shading
– Rooftop 3.75 Kw PV solar panels supply the majority of the home’s energy requirements for 2 people
– 30,000 litre rainwater tanks
– Zero VOC joinery
– Interior lined with plywood with low VOC finish
– Cross ventilation used for cooling, supplemented by ceiling fans
– Heating provided by a small, efficient wood heater
– Septic toilet using rainwater
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.