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Shipping containers turned into green-roofed weekend retreat


Studio Edwards recently completed an interesting take on the shipping container house with this project in Wye River, Victoria. Dubbed House 28, the home is used as a weekend retreat and features a green roof and rainwater collection system.

Studio Edwards offers an interesting take on the shipping container house with this project, named House...

House 28 is clad in galvanized steel sheeting

House 28 juts off the edge of the hillside on supports

House 28's shipping containers are covered in external insulation, which is in turn covered in galvanized...

The Melbourne, Australia-based firm's House 28 comprises three 20 ft (6.1 m)-long shipping containers connected together. The exterior is covered in insulation and clad in galvanized steel sheeting, lending it a distinctive appearance.

The home juts out from a hillside on steel stilts and its northern-facing facade has fixings attached for plants to grow. The idea is to encourage native vegetation to grow over the exterior of the home and partly cover it in greenery. Additionally, a green roof with local plants has been installed.

Inside, the containers are finished in marine-grade plywood. The look is simple and utilitarian, which isn't a bad fit for a container house. A pair of joined containers serve as the main living space, which includes a couch, toilet, laundry room, and entry area. A small kitchenette contains an oven, cooktop, washing machine, kitchen sink, and fridge, while heat comes from a wood-burning stove.

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