The shipping container house

 

The idea of living in the countryside fills us with the sort of dread normally reserved for sharing your personal space with a serial killer, but even we could be persuaded to up-sticks to the sticks if this house was where we'd end up. 

Situated in San Jose, Cost Rica, the $40,000 house is made from two shipping containers, and was designed for a local couple by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture. He says:

"Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta dreamed of living in their fantastic property 20 minutes outside of the city of San Jose, Costa Rica; where they could be with their horses and enjoy the natural landscape. They made the very bold choice of exploring with me the possibility of creating a very inexpensive house made out of disregarded shipping containers that allowed them to be debt free and live the life they always dreamed of."

To find out more about the project, including how it was contructed, just go the HomeDsgn website








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