The Quik House, New Jersey, USA
There’s a lot of talk about living greener and being more ecologically friendly in the modern age.
Some people collect rainwater or compost, other people recycle everything they can.
Some people have taken it a step further though, and they’ve made recycling a part of their homes as well as their lives.
The Adam Kalkin Quik House, for instance, is a shipping container home kit with a 6 month waiting list.
What sort of container home plans draws that sort of public approval, especially for a $184,000 project that only comes in orange or natural rust bloom?
Well according to an overview of the full shipping container floor plans, these structures use roughly 75% recycled material by volume.
That’s a pretty impressive amount for a 2,000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home.
A Quik House shipping container home exterior can be put up in a day, with the interior taking another three months of concentrated effort to put together.
All in all not a bad time line for having your new home assembled on site, even given that this particular home has to deal with shipping container dimensions and the instructions that come with any kit home project.
Of course for the truly ecologically minded, cargo containers are just the beginning.
While it’s true that shipping containers have become something of a blight at the docks districts, since there are always more containers then there is product to ship, recycling them is just the first step that Quik Homes takes.
These houses also attempt to provide additional recycled materials in the homes, as well as options for clean, renewable, off-the-grid power.
For those that are willing to incur this additional expense your Quik Home can be accessorized with a wind mill, solar panels and any other means of conventional, green power generation you can afford.
It may be this option, over and above the others that come with these kit homes, that makes the Quik Home such a sought after product for sustainable, ecologically friendly living in today’s modern age.