Shipping Container House Plan Book Series – Book 7

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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 2013 showcasing in greater detail some of the  best in Container based Construction from around the World.

House Book 7 – Affordable design Shipping Container House on Heavily Sloping Site. 


This  affordable style Container Home was constructed using 2 x 40’ Type 1A and 1 x 20’ Type 1A Containers.

It’s an interesting example of using Container based Construction on a difficult access site – in this case  a heavily sloping site.

For those of you that have watched our stacking fundamentals video where we explain the basics of stacking containers  you will notice that the  container’s are stacked out of their intended alignment – ie they are cross stacked.

As you look through the booklet note the modification’s made to the containers to allow this style of stacking – most obvious is on the bottom container – you can see the vertical posts and reinforcement in several pictures.

Also of note is the all steel truss system used and steel roof sheeting.



Number of Containers: 2 x 40′ + 1 x 20′ Type 1A Shipping Containers

Number of Bedrooms: 1

This booklet – Number 7, is free as an electronic  download.

The presentation sets are intended for design inspiration and/ or obtaining bids only.

Designed and Built by Big Prototype and Tim Steele Design.

Open Book 7 in our Shipping Container House Plan Series Here.

Having Trouble with the Digital Book ?

If you are having trouble viewing the digital book format we use you can download the file as a regular PDF document here.

We recommend right clicking on the link and then saving the file to a folder on your computer. Save the document into a folder you will remember the name of and  then open it when it’s fully downloaded rather than trying to view it in your browser.

In order to keep the file to a reasonable download size for customers we have compressed the images. If you would like a less compressed version more suitable for printing feel free to drop an email at [email protected]

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