This container house was always about economy, energy efficiency and sustainability, and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. However, the scale belies the efficiency of program and generosity of the outcome.
It is modest in budget and also in scale (93m2 + 40m2 decks + guest studio 14m2 + 9m2). The house can sleep 10.
Structurally it is built around 4 containers, with a flat roof and insulated external cladding for thermal performance. The containers are exposed internally and house sleeping and service functions. The floor and decks step down with the site to create generous ceiling heights, views down the block and connection with the ground at all points.
Environmentally, this house attempts to do as much as possible to minimise its impact including;
- North orientation
- Zero excavation
- Zero VOC finishes
- Recycled shipping containers
- Natural wool insulation in roof
- 100% recycled HW doors and windows with Low E DGUs
- LED lighting throughout
- Ceiling fans
- Efficient wall panel heaters (only in bedrooms)
- 5000L on site water storage.
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Matt Elkan regularly volunteers his time for Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in NSW
Designed by Matt Elkan built by Luke Price Total Building Solutions.