Finally! The day has come when we can reveal a completed section of the Container House Project. The South Container is liveable and Louis and Gwen are ready to move in. Did you ever think that this day would arrive; the day where we could release our first container home reveal?
The South Side Container
We used five shipping containers to build our home. The southern container makes up the private living space for Louis and Gwen. Therefore, the space consists of their sleeping space, private bathroom, a tiny little lounge for them to relax, and a coffee station for themselves to make tea and keep their private stash of snacks.
You might notice in the video below that the living space is not quite 100% complete. Due to lockdown and time constraints, there are a few items that still need to be addressed. However, for now, the place is liveable and we need to move on with other sections. In time, we will remove furniture from storage and fit the last of the cubpoard doors.
Our idea was to incorporate as much recycled and upcycled materials as possible into the project, and with the South Container we have done just that.
The following parts of this build were made from second hand items:
- The majority of the interior cladding was from boards saved from old shipping crates
- The decorative wall panelling was originally a gate
- The toilet, bath and shower panel were all reclaimed
- Most of the wood used for the cupboards were reused from older installations that had been upgraded
- Some of the solid wood tops were made from old floor boards
- The sink for the coffee station
As much as we’d love to say that everything we used was reclaimed or recycled, that’s not quite the case. The new items are:
- The flooring
- The bathroom tiles and basin
- The wallpaper
- The ceilings
South Side Container Home Reveal (Interior)
Here’s our reveal video:
If this is your first time reading this blog and you’re interested to read how we went about doing certain aspects of this container home interior, I’ve compiled a list of articles that might be of interest to you:
- Installing windows
- Interior wall cladding
- Reclaimed, decorative wall panelling
- Tiling the bathroom
- Soundproofing the bedroom area
- The ceilings we used
- Solid wood counter tops
We still have lots to complete. Don’t forget to visit us again to see how the project is progressing.