Greetings from Chile! 🙂
We have been killing it on exclusives lately! We at The Casa Club have been so lucky to connect with such creative minds that are willing to show off their work. So as another real treat for you guys, Jorge Cardenas Jara, the architect of this shipping container home, is sharing with us the home he built with his father.
This shipping container home is made of two shipping containers, 3 rooms, 1 bath, and a big central space where the kitchen is the main event. With the best part being the big entrance of light throughout the home. The total cost was about $45,000 USD.
Jorge told us, “this is a family business with my dad who is an engineer and I did the design. We both participated in the constructive process. The main project is to create a sustainable village with containers, but first of all these are two cabins to start.”
This shipping container home is the first of two builds. The second is currently under way. The exact location is Valdivia, the river region in Chile. It is in a rural area but close to the urban boundary.
Cardenas Jara also tells us, “Here in Chile this is something that is starting to be put into practice and there is much potential as the number of ports along the coast; with so many containers in large numbers. Today I live in a port city Valparaiso where the use of these elements as construction is just beginning.”
As you see below there are some images of the first part of the design stage. Some are renderings and project videos. Then there are images of the structural work with containers. The Cardenas Jara’s transformed the outdoor spaces and interior especially the construction of the skylight (is called well in some parts of Chile) and provides a lot of light inside which is the best design.
This project is based on another project that occupies the same system of cross ventilation between two containers. It has changed the entire interior thought of one more family according to Chileans to be a model to replicate more functionally through society.
Wow you can definitely see where the inspiration blossomed from! Which one do you like more? My vote is for this house. If you liked this house, please go to Jorge’s Facebook page for his container home and tell him The Casa Club sent you!
So what do you think? Would you live here? ☺
Information Source: Jorge Cárdenas Jara, the architect/ homeowner/ builder
Photo Source: Jorge Cárdenas Jara, the architect/ homeowner/ builder