If you are reading this you are probably relieved that you are not the only one who thinks shipping containers are perfect for homes. For two years I have been talking about shipping container homes aka micro cabins. Mostly being told by people I speak to that I am a little bit mad, and it would not be possible. I know it is possible because others already have, and they created beautiful functional homes
This website is my journey to research, plan, save and build my own micro cabin. I want to understand the challenges of this type of building. Iso containers are structurally strong and their modular nature makes them perfect in my mind, lego blocks for adults. There is an excess of shipping containers in shipping containers around the world, upcycling and repurposing them into homes means fewer resources are used than traditional building methods. Creating a unique and functional home.
There are undoubtedly challenges when working with such a ridged structure, and one of the greatest challenges has to be clever uses of space, insulation and protection from solar heat gain. Exposing a steel shell to direct sun creates an instant sauna. I hope to get an understanding of ways you can use the structures weaknesses to make a home that will be energy efficient.