Port-A-Bach Container Home – New Zealand
Shipping container homes have become the next big thing in being green.
Whether you go to a website and download container house plans, or you trust your cargo container home construction to the professionals is a matter of personal taste, but it definitely seems like recycling these steel containers into eco-friendly living and business quarters is a trend that’s here to stay.
And perhaps one of the more interesting examples of this trend is the “Port-A-Bach” system from New Zealand.
Pronounced like ‘batch’, short for bachelor, the dimensions of a shipping container are perfect for these small dwellings. Made out of a solid steel shell, the interior of a “Port-A-Bach” looks just like you’d find in a compact apartment.
These dwellings sleep two adults and two children comfortably, and according to the cargo container home plans the shell opens up so that you can let in fresh air and sunshine on the good days, or keep the exterior sealed up tight when it’s raining or snowing out.
While the price tag seems high, $55,000 or so for a single unit, this product of Atelier Workshop has everything that you need in a single, compact unit that you can pack up and take with you wherever you need to be.
These units contain furniture, storage space and all of the sliding panels and hinged access doors you need to open up or close your steel shell, and they can be picked up and moved wherever you need to go.
So whether you want to take a unit out to a vacation spot for use as a recycled cabin, or you want to try living off the grid for a while to see how it feels to go out and rough it, the Port-A-Bach container home has you covered.
Also, since it’s made out of durable materials like stainless steel and recycled wood, these small homes will last for quite some time even through the rigors of nature and exposure to the elements for years and years.