Greetings from New Orleans! 🙂
I’ll be the first to admit that once I read this shipping container home was built and owned by fellow Texans, I was a little biased! 🙂 Not only are the pictures stunning, but it is hard to believe that not far from the Mississippi River this shipping container home is within the tight neighborhood.
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Seth Rodewald-Bates and Elisabeth Davies live in 2 shipping containers totaling at 750 square feet. According to ApartmentTherapy, “Seth built the 750-square foot house in a year-and-a-half with the help of family, friends, and former co-workers. The journey began with two four-ton containers purchased for less than $5,000 each from a shipping terminal five miles downriver. They cut the containers and connected them with a 220-square-foot addition made of wood slats, steel cables, and rippled polycarbonate panels that look like translucent glass. The addition has a 14-foot ceiling, which makes the modest home feel surprisingly spacious.”
The 750-square-foot structure has a minimal design, with the interior holding mostly just life’s essentials, with one exception: the couple’s vast collection of books.
The home’s small size allowed for some splurges: marble in the bathroom, a honed granite countertop and five-burner Fisher Paykel range in the kitchen, and, biggest of all, a pool in the backyard. Which is my favorite part of this house!
The long, narrow shape of the containers and the raised foundation, three-and-a-half feet above the sidewalk to protect against flooding, are both features that bear a strong resemblance to the classic shotgun style for which New Orleans is known.
I didn’t really think about it until I read this article, but building with shipping containers is like the adult version of Legos. Block on top of block, trying to create a masterpiece. 🙂 What did you think of this house?
Information and Photo Credits: ApartmentTherapy