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Shipping Container Homes Prove That Size Isn’t As Important As Many Think

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by Nicholas Brown last modified Sep 11, 2013

Shipping container homes are catching on. When you step into a building with a low ceiling or one which is divided by many walls, it may feel small to you. This has led architects and even homeowners to pursue more “open” concepts which make buildings feel bigger. In these open concepts, walls are removed to The post Shipping Container Homes Prove That Size Isn’t As Important As Many Think appeared first on Green Building Elements .




 

 

Shipping container homes are catching on.

When you step into a building with a low ceiling or one which is divided by many walls, it may feel small to you. This has led architects and even homeowners to pursue more “open” concepts which make buildings feel bigger. In these open concepts, walls are removed to convert multiple small rooms into one large one so that it feels spacious.

Some people have taken small structures to the next level and built homes out of shipping containers, and opened multiple shipping containers into each other so they don’t appear small, such as the one below.

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They turned a dark, metal box into an attractive living room with a couch set! Image Credit: A Different Type Of Stealing.

The way in which a building is internally designed (especially the number of walls and ceiling height) has a significant impact on how large it feels. Even enormous mansions can sometimes feel small if ill-designed. Conversely. rooms in a small building can feel big, if designed appropriately.

Does the bottom-left picture look like a living room you could sit in for hours? If it has a television, or a computer, then I would say yes!

Share your answer in the comment section below.

Chris and Malissa Tack's Shipping Container Home.

Chris and Malissa Tack’s home.
Image Credit: Tack Photography.

The Tack home is smaller, and doesn’t have glass walls/doors, but is admirable in its own way. I like the use of wooden boards to line the walls and floor. Very attractive.

Source: A Different Type Of Stealing

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