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Container Home Conversion: Maison Container Life

17.03.2012 - Posted by Updated On 17.03.2012    

Container housing is growing in popularity around the world, and as acceptance grows and home design innovation becomes more mainstream this trend will only continue.  Modular and container housing is an efficient, cost effective, and ecologically friendly way to build a home.  One of the latest container home projects to make a make is “Maison Container Life”.

Maison Container Life is situated in in the French countryside and was designed by Partick Partouche.  The single family, three bedroom home is 2,238 square feet (208 meters) and constructed from eight recycled shipping containers.  Aside from the containers, the core materials used were terracotta, metal, wood, polycarbonate, and glass.

There are two levels to the home connected by spiral staircase.  On the first floor you’ll find a spacious reception area, kitchen, garage, powder room, and laundry room.  The second floor contains a remarkable three bedrooms, office, bathroom, and pantry.   The overall assembly of the structure took only three days and required one large crane.

The home overlooks the bucolic farmland through its glassed façade, and a great deal of natural interior lighting is provided through the generous windows. When privacy desired, the doors on both the upper and ground level can be closed.  The creative design also makes the container home very energy efficient and acoustically sound.

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