4 Shipping Containers Converted into Unique Home in California

Hi everybody

We continue to discover for you. Our container house on today’s tour is from Rainbow, California, USA.

Dear Living in a Container readers, we are here with a magnificent California house.

Our shipping container house project that we will show you today is located in Rainbow, California.

The owner of the project is Amy Warren. If you want to reach her about the container house, you can reach her from @everything_olive instagram account. Before we begin, congratulations to Amy for making such a unique container transformation.

The project started with the pouring of the foundation concrete in August 2018. Since the land where the containers will be placed is inclined, a retaining wall has been built. The first 40 FT shipping container was placed in front of this retaining wall. Later, a 10 FT container was added in front of this 40 FT container.

The walls were built to cover the height difference between the foundation and the container placed in front of the retaining wall. After these walls are completed, the metal legs of the containers to be placed on the upper part are prepared.

Now the containers house is ready to go to the next level. A total of 4 shipping containers, 3×40 FT and 1x10FT, were used in the project.

The windows and other parts of the containers to be opened were cut to reveal the rooms. We would like to talk about the roof of the house a little. In our opinion, one of the points that most affects the visuality of a container house is its roof. The roof that is preferred in this house, rising from the back to the front, was the right choice, making the house look even more beautiful.

In the container house, siding is applied wherever the wood is exposed. California requires no wood in the entire house due to the high fire threat.

If you want to discover other shipping container house projects in California, you can check it out here.

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Convenient in lifting, fixing and compounding, Container Homes are gaining considerable traction around the world. Container homes are considered as eco-friendly houses and buildings based on non-polluting materials. In recent past, a significant rise in demand for affordable housing structures has been witnessed. Utilization of used shipping containers to build prefabricated construction is an ongoing trend witnessed in the global construction industry.

Modular Buildings are slowly getting a hand on with many builders and construction companies in developing nations. The concept has already gained popularity in developed nations.

According to a survey, home owners consider prefabricated container homes as trustworthy and a practical and sensible way of building. Cost is also considered to be beneficiary factor prevailing the growth of container homes market. Container homes are considered to be 20X cheaper in maintenance than concrete and 55% stronger than wood buildings.


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