They Said She Was Nuts To Build A Home With Shipping Containers – Until They Saw The Inside
FaithTap Staff 10/23/2015
Giant, retired metal containers are often an unsightly byproduct of the shipping industry, often unused or confined to junk yards. however one savvy contractor knew that their potential is limitless
A humble beginning.
While Claudie Dubreuil is accustomed to using unconventional and sustainable materials at her day job, she decided to kick her eco-friendly efforts up a notch when he came to constructing her own home. It all started with simple, every day shipping containers.
Things are shaping up.
What transpired next was nothing next to breathtaking. Obtaining the containers was easy, especially considering her line of work. But her expertise kicked into full gear when it came to engineering the containers into something suitable for construction.
Better but still boxy.
Even after the containers were engineered properly and put in place on her desired lot, they still looked like, well... shipping containers! Claudie wasn’t concerned, though. Her grandiose plans she had for the containers were not even close to being complete. Her confident grin shows that she had something special in mind
Clever concept at work.
The inside of the sustainable abode looks a lot like a shipping container, but with modern, comfortable touches. Plush materials, brilliant lighting and earthy views play off the “hard” look of the shipping containers for a beautiful contrast in styles.
A homey touch.
A brick-lined wall and a spiral staircase made the shipping containers feel like a real, conventional home.
Clever and unique design choices.
Claudie made use of multiple materials, including wood, concrete, brick, and of course, metal, to enhance the hard-meets-soft aesthetic.
Something hot is cookin'.
Wow Claudie's kitchen looks pretty “metal.” She employs a vintage faucet against brand new stainless steel appliances for yet another masterpiece of hard meets soft decor.
A modern touch.
The wood-lined bathroom gives a nod to the outdoors with modern, shiny facets to make you feel like you’re still in civilization.
Privacy and comfortable relaxation.
And the master bath offers freedom you just can’t find in the city. Here, Claudie can open the garage door “wall” for a woodland view as she bathes in harmony with nature.
Something different outside.
There’s even an outdoor shower for more adventurous souls!
Time for comfort food!
Downstairs, the dining area gives a rustic feel that would perfectly accompany some equally rustic food.
A place for quiet focus.
When it’s time to stop playing and get some work done, the office brings Claudie back to her contractor roots with shabby chic shipping container flaws in the walls.
The end result is a stunner!
But it’s the outside that’s truly breathtaking.
We would never guess this gorgeous home was built from old shipping containers that were previously thought to be useless. It reminds us to stop and question what other kinds of priceless “trash” are we just throwing away?