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Constructed using three (3) 40' Flex-Box containers, the spacious cabin was designed and constructed by 29 year old, engineer and entrepreneur, Joseph Dupuis.
Joseph is involved in renewable energy research and has outfitted his home with solar panels, and a heating cooling system, for the bitter Canadian winters. With underfloor heating maintaining a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and a wood stove to provide additional heating, the home does not look cold as you might expect a metal box on a snowy mountainside to be. In fact, if the images are anything to go by, it looks positively cosy.
Read the full article, along with some great photos on the Daily Mail site.
Building shipping container houses is a trend that has continued to grow over recent years and indeed they have developed something of a cult following. However they do come with their own set of problems, such as insulation, sound proofing and knowing what type of container is best to buy for this functionality and where to buy it from.
Container Homes website has published an article in which they ask 23 people who have built shipping container homes, what they wished they knew before they had embarked on the project. You can read the full article by following this link.
As with any large project it is crucial to research the subject thoroughly before investing funds. However as you can see from the examples in the article the results can be hugely impressive.