Greetings from Canada! 🙂
Maybe it’s the changing leaves in Texas (finally!) that has us at The Casa Club loving all the cozy cabins we are finding! And today is no exception! Adam from HoneyBox INC. built this stunning off-grid shipping container cabin on top of a mountain in British Columbia, Canada.
Assembled on September 3, 2014, the 320 Studio MX container cabin was built with three 20 foot shipping containers. The middle container is bolted to a cement block foundation using twist locks, and the two outer containers are cantilevered using lashing rods. He designed the cabin to take full advantage of the panoramic mountain view by covering the entire front facing wall with windows, although he admits this is not the most energy efficient design.
He’s got 800 Watts of solar panels to power his 12-volt system for lights, outlets, and a water pump. He has a wood stove for heat, propane for the fridge, hot water, and cooktop, and he has a composting toilet from Sun-Mar. For water, he has a well and a rainwater catchment system, and he uses both to fill 2 large water tanks for showering and washing dishes but he brings in drinking water for now because he doesn’t have a filter for the rainwater, and the well water is ferrous. The bathroom and mechanics are located in the smaller out container with a composting toilet and is also 100% off the grid.
The cabin is insulated with spray foam insulation, which adheres to the steel walls and helps avoid condensation problems that might arise with fiberglass batt insulation. Adam built this structure as a studio to demonstrate one of the many ways that shipping containers can be used to create unique living spaces. He doesn’t live in it full-time.
This is not the only incredible shipping container home HoneyBox Inc. has created. Check out their site for more! 🙂 Also here is an interview from Exploring Alternatives chatting with Adam and exploring the container cabin.
So what do you think? Would you live here?
Information Source: Tiny House Talk, Exploring Alternatives YouTube