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Shipping Container House, New Haven, CT – The final product

The shipping container house that we designed in New Haven, Connecticut is now complete. Below is an excellent video that was produced by the builder which shows how the houses turned out. We’re beginning design shortly on the next house in that area, and were hoping the lessons we learned on this one can be applied to lower the costs and make it even better product. In previous posts of expressed a lot of skepticism about the costs of building shipping container houses. However, based on the lessons we’ve learned on this house and as we move forward I believe we can keep the cost down significantly below conventional construction.

The key is to proceed just how we have done. Build a prototype unit see what went wrong.and you are a there is the rare as see what went right and then build again.I’ve seen a lot of projects on the web and been contacted by a lot of people about a lot of projects that proposes very grandiose structures without first working on prototypes. The problem with doing this is there is not a large body of experience available on container housing construction, it’s  till somewhat experimental. So attempting a large project to start without first working out  he bugs and the smaller prototype is a huge  error in my opinion.

So, here is a video showing the house has its constructed and its interior.

Second Shipping Container House, Atlanta

These are the first two shipping container houses in Atlanta, the one on the left was the first.  We performed the structural design of both.

These are the first two shipping container houses in Atlanta, the one on the left was the first. We performed the structural design of both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second house built of shipping containers in Atlanta was built next to the first one.  The builder was g a d Design, the architect was Francis Kirkpatrick, and we were the structural engineers.  This one was a little bit different from the first in that a balcony was put on the top floor, and there is a completely open floor plan on the top floor.

Click here to see a video:

Shipping Container House – Atlanta

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Architect: Francis Kirkpatrick
Structural Engineer: Runkle Consulting, Inc.

These are photos of the house being constructed

This is the first house in Atlanta, GA built with shipping containers.  It was built in 2007, we did the structural design.  It is fabricated of 6 containers and sets on top of a four car garage.  Since then, an additional house has been placed on the lot next door.