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Containerized Homes on YouTube
YouTube is an excellent source for inspiration and examples of how Shipping Containers are solving problems all over the world. Take a moment to follow this link and view some of the great sources of information about Shipping Container Living.
View Shipping Container Home Videos on YouTube
Home Built from Shipping Containers
It’s hard to tell from the outside, but this beautiful home in Quebec was built with seven recycled shipping containers. This 3,000 square foot home cost just $175,000 to build and was designed by Bernard Morin and Joyce Labelle from Maison Idekit Homes. They specialize in building homes from a shipping container base and claim that the building time can be reduced to as little as a week and save a significant amount of money. A chalet built with just three shipping containers runs about $45,000 and can be customized to the home-owner’s specifications.
The building itself is covered with urethane insulation and wooden cladding, but as you can see from the interior many places are left bare to keep that rustic feeling of being inside a supertanker.