The Ross Stevens Container House, New Zealand
Perhaps one of the most unique shipping container floor plans belongs to a structure known as the Ross Stevens House.
Built by the industrial designer Ross Stevens this home is made from a wide variety of repurposed materials, including old cargo containers.
Built into the side of a hill this home is really a unique piece of art in addition to a strange, though wonderfully recycled piece of real estate.
This shipping container house is set in the side of a hill, and as with dug outs since before the days of the Old West the home makes use of the hill as well, hollowing it out and expanding underneath the Earth.
Beyond the space though the house incorporates recycling at every turn.
The cargo containers that make up the bulk of the house are obvious, but most everything from the extensions to the furniture (a particularly attractive piece which is a table made out of a repurposed door) is made out of items that might otherwise have been left to sit and rot, unwanted and unused for years in a dump somewhere.
The Ross Stevens House seems to epitomize the ideas of the green movement in some ways.
On the one hand the house is pure practicality, taking materials that, regardless of their original purpose, make this unique container home what it is.
The house also creates an attractive, unique facade for the home’s interior and exterior, making it chic and new while at the same time taking used things and repurposing them.
So in the end what you have is a comfortable, sleek home that boasts touches of industrial design that don’t take away from the warm feeling of a home in the slightest.
Quite an accomplishment, but it’s also one that could be achieved by anyone willing to put a little thought into the remaking of their own shipping container house.