Shipping container house in France

No bricks, no concrete, also no steel, claire helene drouin and jean marie sanchez, two architects from France show us their new house built with 15 recycled shipping containers in Marseille.

Shipping container house in France

The above picture shows off the finishing shipping containers house to us. The following pictures tell us the whole process of building the impressive house with shipping containers. It might be a good way to tell kids how to use abandoned materials.

Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France
Shipping container house in France

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  • As a structural engineer that has designed over 20 shipping container buildings that have actually been permitted and built (not fancy renderings on a website, or shacks in the woods), I strongly advise against making a container house a DIY project.

    To cut the sides, you need to use a plasma torch, acetylene leaves too messy of a cut. The containers spring out of shape when the sides are removed, you lose strength significantly when the sides are taken out, and mounting them on foundations properly is a hassle. Not to mention (as seen in these pictures) you need a crane.

    If you want to finish out one container with doors and windows, and you are handy with a plasma torch and can weld, it’s probably OK. You still need to work out how the plumbing, wiring, insulation, and heating will go in. It’s not like putting in a new tile floor in you kitchen.

    George

  • Building with containers is worth taking a look at if you are contemplating a new home.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE AND FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are the design build sort…