Greetings from Ireland! 🙂


Ireland’s first shipping container home was completed in just three dayson the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Built by a team of volunteers, the low-cost house boasts a modern finish and is partially powered by solar panels. The house was completed as part of the Ripple Container Homes Project in November of last year, and was donated to the St. Vincent dePaul charity to house a homeless family.

Ceardean Architects where delighted to lead the Ripple Team to achieve the conversion of a 40ft Shipping Container into a Emergency Home Unit for SVDP in 3 days at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in November 2014.

The house was built from a single shipping container measuring 40 feet long by 10 feet wide. Ceardean Architects designed the home, which they envisioned as a working prototype for alternative, DIY housing. Over 60 contractors and suppliers, the majority of whom were Business Network Ireland members, donated their materials and time to construct the home.













The shipping container prototype can sleep six and includes a bathroom unit, kitchen, living space, and an outdoor deck. The unit is also equipped with solar power, micro heat recovery units, back boilers, and hot water heating. The completed project was temporarily put on display for public tours at the IMMA.

We would like to thank all the sponsors who donated their time, materials and labor to realize this project. We hence complete this project by passing the information of how we built this home as part of a Free E-Book.


So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂



Information SourceInhabitat, Ceardean

Photo SourceInhabitat




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