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Thru the years, we have been asked to design affordable housing at Myles Nelson McKenzie Design. Metal container home design was our first design solution!
Why Metal Container Home Design for affordable housing?
Container homes are not only relatively low in building cost. But they are also eco-friendly for the environment. The use of shipping containers as the main structure building material can eliminate a great deal of excess construction materials. By this means, you can set up an environment for a green, off the grid living.
Shipping containers are widely availability. Depending on their size and location, container units are relatively low in expense per unit.
Our affordable lakefront property home design started with the standard 40 foot long container. The standard steel container unit dimensions for this project are 8 feet wide. We use the “Hi-Cube” insulated container, which is taller than standard container height.”Hi-Cube” container is 9′-6″ in height. Finally, we sandwich the two container units together to form our main modular affordable housing unit.
We only added 3 interior walls to the entire unit. Although, depending upon project location, we could also add interior perimeter walls. Which you can then add additional interior insulation.
Furthermore, our affordable housing units can be built upon a raised block foundation or piers for the construction ease of the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.
Interior design features of our vacation metal container home design.
Our container home design has new full kitchen with all of the amenities of a modern home was added. Few other interior details, such as full size bedroom and closet. Our container home plan also has a full size bath.
The total square footage for this is 640 sf, plus exterior decks.
This new custom metal container vacation home design was developed for a wooded lakefront front property. It was designed in our design studios of Myles Nelson McKenzie Design. Contact us today, we would enjoy discussing with you a new custom metal container vacation home for you.
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