Greetings from Oregon! 🙂
We at The Casa Club are just so fortunate that this little blog has turned into a resource for future non-traditional home owners. All the exclusives we are featured thus far have been incredible and today’s is no exception.
From Oregon’s only container home manufacturer, Relevant Buildings shared with us their largest shipping container home model. The De Lux Container Home model is a 900 sq. ft., 2 bed, 1 bath home made of two 40′ containers that are set 8′ apart. We then stick build the center portion connecting the two up into one house.
Relevant Buildings tells us, “The De Lux is our largest unit and although we promised ourselves we wouldn’t build anything larger, we’ll see what the future holds. The De Lux is The Suite Spot on steroids. This is the only unit we make that has the roof lofted above the container, with more windows to enhance the light, airy aesthetic.
With 12- to 13-foot ceilings and lots of wood accents, the De Lux provides a contemporary Northwest sense of style as well as a modern, open concept and comes fully equipped with appliances. As with all our units, The De Lux is Energy Trust compliant and solar ready. Floating awnings can hold solar panels that provide 7 kw of power, which is enough to make this beauty a net-zero energy building.”
The exterior of this container home is a perfect example of a designer using the built in design touches of the shipping container and integrating them with the home. We love the way the corrugated metal of the exterior matches with the shingle siding. The colors are perfectly matched as well for a very pleasing effect that contributes to the home’s overall look.
In perhaps the most obvious example of reusing the materials, the original printing was left on the exterior of this shipping container home. By leaving this insignia on the containers, the designers are acknowledging the unique past of the materials and, at the same time, strengthening the connection to the home’s future.
While the outside might be a nod to the upcycling of the materials, the interior is all modern contemporary. The dark woods bring an organic feel to the home’s rooms that might otherwise feel cold and industrial. This is one of the biggest upsides of building a shipping container home. Being able to customize the interior while still benefiting from the recycled materials on the exterior.
The living area uses dark wood beams to give the ceilings a vaulted look and give the illusion of more space. This is one of the most important techniques to use in a shipping container home. While there may not be as much room as in a traditional home, there are many ways to give them a wide open feel.
The kitchen is full-on contemporary industrial and matches perfectly with the exterior look. With stainless steel appliances, dark gray brick tiling and a separate island, it is a modern take that works perfectly with the rest of this shipping container home.
The bathrooms also combine the warm, earthy feel of the wood with a sparse and modern aesthetic. We love the dark wood of the bathroom vanity and feel it is a perfect nod to the organic elements throughout the house. The clean white countertop accentuates these touches and ties the whole bathroom together as a refreshing accent piece.
Relevant Buildings has a facility in Oregon where they manufacture this model, along with a few others. They can reproduce this model and complete it on site for around $215,000. Foundation and local services are extra. Relevant Buildings currently only has permits to build in Oregon but are working on expanding to Washington soon.
So what do you think? Would you live here?
Information Source: Relevant Buildings
Photo Source: Relevant Buildings