The All Terrain Cabin: Sustainable, Recycled Living
Shipping container houses have become a new trend for the ecologically conscious, and they’re showing up all over television as well as in the mainstream print media.
The idea is to take something that’s an egregious eye sore, used shipping containers that are just sitting around at the dockside in this case, and to turn them to a new purpose where they’re helping rather than hurting the environment.
For the talented, do-it-yourself enthusiast you can get container house plans from the internet, or you could buy a set of shipping container drawings from a company that specializes in this sort of manufacturing. A company like Canada’s Bark Design Collective.
The Collective’s biggest claim to fame so far is that it designed the All Terrain Cabin.
The cabin folds up to the dimensions of a shipping container for transit, but once you get it where it needs to be all you have to do is unfold it and you have a rugged cabin built with recycled materials that will more than stand the test of time and the elements when you’re up in a rugged part of the world.
These containers can be taken by truck, boat or even air-lifted via helicopter to the destination of choice so that you can get your rugged, green cabin to the proper place when you decide to take a vacation and step off the grid for a while.
According to the manufacturers this cabin unfolds to more than 480 square feet of living space, and it can comfortably fit two adults, two children and a pet (for those that want to take the entire family when an outing comes up).
The project began with Canada’s lands, places of rugged individualism where cabins in the woods and mountains need to be built tough in order to stand the tests of winters and summers alike, and at least partially because of this the All Terrain Cabins container homes are durable and resistant on the outside while being comfortable and relaxing on the inside for those that want all their comforts in the home away from home.