Shipping Container House Plan Book Series – Book 39| By admin | Category: Free Tutorial, Profiled ISBU Home Projects
Following the incredible popularity of our digital book series – The Most Influential Shipping Container Homes Ever Built – we have decided to release a number of expanded titles for 2015 showcasing in greater detail some of the best in Container based Construction from around the World.
Shipping Container Homes – Book 39 – Bush Fire Resistant Container Home Australia
Today’s Container Home has been constructed using 3 x Type 1A 20’ Containers in a Rural Bush setting on Australia’s Central Coast. The 3 Containers have been aligned on two Structural “tracks” inspired by the Concept of a Boat Ramp with a Floating Roof.
Designed by Drew Heath and Built by Daniel Girling-Butcher this Home was built for a Mountain Bike Company as a Bush Camp / Retreat
The front Container – which contains the Kitchen – has the largest openings, including a cantilevered deck on hydraulic hinges that closes to seal the container from the elements. It has sliding doors, opposite that connect to a dining space. The sides of these can be enclosed by steel shutters on rollers.
One of the key features of the design is the ability to close down the building against the elements. “Being able to lock down the structure entirely with steel was a big advantage in terms of bushfire resistance.”
The central container houses three bedrooms, with pivoting doors at both ends and a sliding door in the middle, while the rear container boasts two bathrooms and a storage space.
The containers were largely fitted out in a warehouse in Botany in Sydney while the steelwork was prefabricated at a factory on the Central Coast. The elements were then trucked to site and assembled over a 10-day period
This booklet – Number 39.
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