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Only 4 months from conveyance to finishing, Blocks is eager to share an inside look of our most recent container home project situated in CottageClub at Ghost Lake AB.
A few pre-assembled metal shipping containers are being sorted out at a recreational retreat west of Cochrane to make another home for the guardian of the turn of events.
The Sea-Cans that are being utilized to develop the home at CottageClub at Ghost Lake were pre-assembled at a shop in Carstairs where they were wired and gotten done with shower froth.
Charles Lemieux of Blocks Container Structures, the maker of the shipping container home, says there are a few advantages to steel Sea-Can structures .
“Dollar for dollar, sometimes you’re saving a little bit of money, sometimes you’re saving a lot of money,” explained Lemieux. “Ultimately, what it really comes down to is time, quality of the product and making something that’s energy efficient, something that’s going to be sitting around forever and not going to rot away.”
“It’s going to be a sweet little unit.”
Lemieux says the cost of the homes start at somewhere between $150 to $200 per square foot.
Don Stengler, managing partner of CottageClub, says the caretaker’s home is expected to be a fixture of the resort for decades to come. “The sea cans actually extend the lifecycle of a cottage probably by about 200 years. It fits in nicely with our goals.”
Stengler says sustainability has been a consideration throughout the resort’s development.
“We chose not to strip and regrade like we normally do in subdivisions,” said Stengler. “We’re using the porous surface of the land and allowing the water to sheet and sink in.”
“Generally, it works really, really well if you don’t disturb what nature gives us.”
Stengler expects to see more Sea-Can buildings constructed at CottageClub as future phases are rolled out.
Shipping containers are playing an increasingly larger role in a worldwide housing industry focused more and more on sustainability. A majority of the containers used in CottageClub’s fourth phase are manufactured in either Calgary or Edmonton.
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