Looking to build a home using shipping containers?
Sep03

Looking to build a home using shipping containers?

With the crash of the housing market in the early 2000’s, and a recent global trend towards green building, architects and home builders are turning to steel shipping containers to bridge the gap between eco- friendly building trends, durability and affordability. Shipping containers, in functionality, have a relatively short lifespan. Once they are retired from the sea, they’re stacked and abandoned to save money on moving...

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Luxury Decor To Fit Your Shipping Container Home
Jun06

Luxury Decor To Fit Your Shipping Container Home

If you’re looking for sustainable, functional living, a shipping container home could be perfect for you. It’s amazing how easy it is to turn basic shipping containers into comfortable, modern homes, complete with features like skylights, large windows for plenty of natural lighting, and plenty of opportunities for green living with geothermal heating and natural insulation. If you want style and utility, a shipping container home is...

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Shipping Container Home Design Plans
Mar21

Shipping Container Home Design Plans

Hot off the press and sharper than ever is our newest Shipping Container Home Design from Big Boom Design. This design is a re-issue of a previous design named C-Section. This design went somewhat viral in 2011 when I first posted it to this blog. The new version has been touched up tremendously and contains a few features including: skylights, hardwood floors, and sweet VW Bug (it would be cooler if it were a Baja Bug). If...

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New Shipping Container Design for the NC Mountains
Mar12

New Shipping Container Design for the NC Mountains

The new Shipping Container Home Design is based around one forty foot container and four twenty foot containers. It features a large sun room built on top of the forty foot shipping container. The lower level is a two car garage, workshop and gust bedroom with a single bath. The second level up is the main living room and Kitchen that opens up into the sun room. The top level is the master bedroom and bath with a large porch. The roof...

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The Airstream Dream in America
Jan03

The Airstream Dream in America

I was helping a friend move the other day and while unloading the storage space I noticed this beauty sitting in the back of the lot that we were working in. To me, The Airstream represents the American dream that almost became a reality. Spirit of the Airstream For almost a decade the Airstream captured the hearts and adventuresome spirits of so many in this country. One trip after another (from the storage space to the Uhaul) I kept...

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Off-Grid Living in a Shipping Container Home
Sep30

Off-Grid Living in a Shipping Container Home

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Business is Booming – Shipping Container Homes are Back!
Nov18

Business is Booming – Shipping Container Homes are Back!

The web site design business is booming at Big Boom Design so it’s been tough to break away and work on any other projects. However, I recently jumped back into some Shipping Container Home designs for a few hours. The screen shot to the right is from a 3D modeling program called Rhino. Similar to Google SketchUp but used more for product design and industrial design rather than architecture. The container home design shown to...

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