Shipping Container House Plan Book Series – Six Oaks

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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 Style: 1200 SQFT Shipping Container House with Glass “Spine” Atrium.

Area:  1,200 SQFT

Construction Costs: $225 per SQFT


Architects: Modulus.

Number of Containers: 6 x Type 1A 40 ft HC Shipping Containers

Purchased: Used Grade B

Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi have created a lovely hideaway style home from six Type 1A containers amongst a stunning setting of 11 acre’s of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Felton California.

Originally the owners where planning on building a modern prefabricated house but quickly discovered issues with site access due to the narrow and winding local roads, the standardised width of the ISO shipping container overcame that challenge.

The house was carefully designed around the site to minimize the impact on the established trees and was constructed with a raised foundation in order to have the fewest earthworks and land grading possible and the few redwood trees that needed to be felled to make way for the house where used as the stairs and ceiling in the home.

The containers where positioned four feet apart from each other creating a space that was filled in with a glass atrium and a metal grating floor on the on the second story allows light and heat to filter through to the first level

Other features of the house include a central gas fireplace, LED lighting and an Advantex septic system.

Total construction costs came to  $225 per square foot which is at the low end of custom house spectrum in Northern California.

This booklet – Number 2, is free as an electronic  download, If you would like a printed copy please send your order for $ 9.95 + $ 5 P&H  via Paypal to [email protected]

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

Open the Six Oaks Container Home Presentation Package Here.

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