Soft container house with lush green meadows and winding, steep path. Photo: David Wade.
In October 2016, architect David Wade started the project with the goal of making a monumental and most cost-effective house. He bought 12 abandoned containers, priced between $ 3,000 and $ 10,000 each.
According to 360MobileOffice, a house built out of a container costs between $ 150,000 and $ 175,000 and is “half the price of a regular house”.
The containers take care of the bones of the house. Some of the container doors were sealed to turn into walls, some opened as a connecting door between rooms. The building’s jet-black industrial look is in perfect harmony with the clear-blue swimming pool and lush green meadows outside.
The ground floor is designed with open, high floor clearance. This is a common living space, with living room, kitchen, laundry … Natural light filled the whole house.
The ground floor is large, with two stairs leading up to the second floor. Photo: David Wade.
Private space is on the second floor. It has 6 bedrooms, some with large balconies. From here overlooking Lake Rotomanuka. The two-story container house also has glossy floors, a fireplace, and a large backyard.
One of the wonderful bedrooms overlooking the vast lawn. Photo: David Wade.
Architect David Wade says building a container house requires “thinking out of the box”.