Hzxiaoya Container House argues that factors like rising rents

Hzxiaoya Container House argues that factors like rising rents and demand for housing is requiring younger generations to look for more affordable, sustainable and flexible living options. It says its converted shipping containers not only address these issues, but also enable independence from facilities, low-impact living and freedom of mobility.

We deliver and install modular buildings for the residential customer, as well as for commercial projects. If you would like to have a mini home moved and installed on a private lot, or in a home park, if you would like to have a 2 storey home delivered and craned onto a foundation, if your company has a number of modular units to be delivered to a commercial site, or if your business must have over-dimensional or overweight industrial equipment moved, we can accommodate your needs.

The quest to create an affordable, modular home paradigm to satisfy the growing need for housing in the developing world has long been a thought topic for architects, developers, NGOs, and governments worldwide. It seems the thrust of these efforts have often involved modification of shipping containers. Here at Mark Line we have experience modifying existing ISO containers and fabricating new containers with custom dimensions. This idea has some great benefits to recommend it as there are hundreds of thousands of cargo containers spread across the entirety of the world.

If you do a search for “shipping container” on Apartment Therapy, you’ll come across all kinds of shipping container architecture, from a single-container guesthouse to an impressive 8-container family home, an 86-container Travelodge to an entire “city” built with containers. It seems a lot of people turn to shipping containers in hopes of a budget- and eco-friendly solution for custom building, but one container homeowner — who just finished building his own — actually makes a case against building one if those are your primary reasons.

The container house structures and other “bespoke, architectural collectibles,” as their developer, Robbie Tom, called the designs, were for sale through a new company called Revolution Precrafted Properties that aims to deliver limited editions of small houses and pavilions designed by big names within a few months of an order.

Each container is to be supplied with household appliances and a fully completed interior made almost entirely out of ECOboard — a low-energy material made out of pressed grass. Sustainer Homes says it has given thought to the environmental credentials of all the materials and fittings used. The kitchen taps, for example, are lead-free, the chairs are made from old refrigerators and all paint is based on linseed oil.

In order to produce drinking water, rainwater is collected and is filtered to Dutch drinking water standards. Wastewater, meanwhile, is filtered through a Sentry Box filter before being returned to the ground so as to eliminate contaminants. Toilet waste is separated with solid waste heated to kill bacteria and then composted.