Standard timber houses and villas are a good job for a builder, providing a steady income for Claudie Dubreduil, a general contractor in Mirabel, Quebec who owns Les Collections Dubreduil. But she says this kind of work offers almost no room for creative implementation, due to the limited budget requirements and the average design.
So when it came time to design her own home, Claudie was determined to do something different and fun. Building a house from four metal shipping containers met all the requirements.
Claudie Dubreuil, a Canadian general contractor in Mirabel, Quebec, turned 4, 40′ shipping containers into a timber clad, contemporary and somewhat eclectic 3 bedroom home.
While it was an exciting proposition, she had a her fair share of challenges especially finding an engineering firm that could cut the shipping containers and install windows and doors (she got rejected by 4 different firms). She did, however, find it easy purchasing the containers which cost between $2,800 – $3,200 (Canadian).
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