Marginal land - Capital Adventures
House made of recycled shipping containers. The section is cut into the bank.
Happy Valley Road, Wellington. (+1) (+2)
ETA - You can see it on Google Earth. 174 deg 45' 27.4" E, 41deg 20' 05.8" S.
Tags: architecture, wellington
|Date:||November 30th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Having lived in one of those things, I can say they get awfully hot inside. I hope they've insulated it well.
This side is pretty flush with the road and is definitely the back of the building. I get the impression that the other side has been opened out considerably more with doors, windows and decks.
Yeah, you can see they've insulation and what looks like sheetrock material over the ridged metal sides. Almost certainly on the inside too.
Interesting layout though...
So that's what it looks like! Not a small place... I count at least 6 full length 40ft'ers and what looks like another half dozen 20-30ft ones...
Mind you, at a couple of hundred dollars each, that's not much for a house!
I don't see where you're getting that count from.
There are 3 containers on a frame made of I-beams. The underneath is pretty open - you can see through the black plastic woven stuff on the ground story. It looks like the plan was originally for a three-car garage underneath, but for some reason they decided against that.
Out the behind the structure appears to be a covered deck a bit wider than the containers, built out at the level of the second container. This is probably what you're mistaking for an extra row of containers in the aerial view.