If you live near the beach or carry a laid-back lifestyle, then this is the perfect home for you. Let go of stress and simply enjoy the best 252sqm you’ll ever live in.
With an external finish of aluminium cream-coloured panels, contrasting with the two wooden decks, this EcoHome is a great option if you’re looking to retire somewhere you and your spouse won’t have any issues getting around in.
Or maybe you’re a small family who love to surf the waves and are looking for a house that reflects your relaxed way of living.
From the outside, this beautiful home may look like a duplex. And it kind of is, in a way. It creatively puts together two shipping containers to form a private, yet informal house design.
Access is through the wooden breezeway right between the two containers. As you enter the sliding glass doors on your right, you first see the door to the 4.4m x 2.8m bedroom, with a gorgeous view of one of the wooden decks, seen through a large glass door. This bedroom is big enough to fit a large bed and dressing room, ideal for your son or daughter or simply for guests sleeping over.
Next to it, on your far right is the 4.5m x 4.8m Master Bedroom, where you can easily fit a King-sized bed, a wide dressing room and a small couch. This room also has a large glass door that leads to the wooden deck.
Out the Master Bedroom door and across the hallway we find the huge 4.8m x 2.9m bathroom, which is designed to conveniently divide the toilet from the shower and tub, so more than one person can feel comfortable using this bathroom.
The shower and tub area also fits two sinks, while the toilet area has its own small sink.
Moving on to the rest of the house, exit through the glass doors and onto the breezeway. This space is perfect for entertaining, even on rainy days, as the ceiling covers the area completely, but lets in the sunlight, as it has no front or back walls.
Enter the sliding door to your left, and you’ve arrived at the kitchen, living room and dining room. This 9.1m x 4.8m area is designed with an open plan so you get the most out of each space.
If you wish, you can even open the sliding doors behind the dining area. These open to the second wooden deck, which can be used for big family barbeques or late night gatherings, without worrying about disturbing anyone sleeping in the bedrooms.
Finally, across from the living room is the 4.8m x 3.0m laundry room. With its own entrance, this room holds enough space to fit any home appliance you can think of and even leaves space for two clothes racks to hang your wet suit when you get home from surfing.
In a nutshell, this EcoHome combines privacy with a laid-back design to help you maintain or develop a relax-free lifestyle.
Container Home Features:
- 2 Wooden decks
- Laundry room with hanging space
- Large glass floor-to-ceiling doors and windows
Ideal for: Retired couple, small family, home office
Can be built on: Flat building site, with correct footings, most soil types
Use: Residential or commercial accommodation
Type of footings required: Slab, stilts/poles/posts
Total undercover area: 216sqm
Total inside area: 119sqm
Total livable area: 252qm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms (1 @ 4.5m x 4.8m and 1 @ 4.4 x 2.8m)
Bathrooms: 1 @ 4.8 x 2.9m
Kitchen, Living room, Dining: 9.1m x 4.8m