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CONTAINER HOLIDAY

The project combines an industrial artifact (container) with the familiar (veranda) to create an affordable DYI space which can be used as a holiday house, 2nd dwelling or home-office.

This is a compact four bedroom, three bathroom house which combines two standard 6m containers with a roof and veranda. In this way a loft is formed on top of the container (for kids) and a large open plan veranda with 2 lounge areas. A built-in seat along the length of this space does away with bulky furniture. Modeled on the principal of the DIY house plans sold by Popular Mechanics Magazine in the 50’s the house is delivered in the two containers with pre-cut, pre-drilled components ready for assembly and with instructions included. Complicated kitchen or bathroom installations are avoided by being delivered pre-assembled as part of the factory-fitted container. Rain water harvesting, solar cells and chargers, a solar fridge and grey water re-cycling plant allow for self-sustainable life in remote areas or as alternative, zero-emission / consumption urban home or small office.

Thorsten Deckler, Anne Graupner, Eugene Cloete, Sue Groenewald, Carl Jacobsz

Featured in VISI, issue 33, South Africa, 2007
Photographed by Nic Huisman