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There are countless examples of shipping containers being used for other purposes than just carrying cargo around the world. One of the pioneers in this industry is Jason Halter, architect and Co-Founder of New Old Stock. The options of what you can do with containers are virtually endless, and the result leaves you with architecturally intriguing spaces that are both sophisticated in design and function, yet compact and relocatable.
Jason explains that his company New Old Stock is a story about design meeting construction using ISO shipping containers. The ambition is to show how we can reuse, re-purpose, up-cycle & make rare the everyday object. Making it simple and transparent to purchase shipping containers will help expand the industry and make it possible for many more people and companies to build amazing structures out of shipping containers
Using cutting edge design and engineering, the NOS is a resilient, sustainably manufactured modified 20’ single-use high-cube shipping container unit. The NOS units starts from ~$30,000 and up depending on which additional features the buyers request. This NOS 1 is listed for $60,000- $70,000.
The NOS 1 is a single 20’ modified ISO high cube shipping container, with extended front deck and canopy for protected outdoor use. Unit equipped with off grid package option includes small food prep area, toilet and shower combo, and an area for queen sized bed nested above water storage. Battery bank is optional. The entire unit sits on leveling jacks or on a triple axel trailer for ease of mobility. With dimensions of 8ft wide x 20ft long.
All units are sprayed with a high quality aerospace-grade polyurethane paint over zinc rich primer, yielding a finish that is durable, weather resistant, & color fast. Like all commercial aircraft that are finished with the same surface paint treatment, the units are ready for rapid deployment
Daytime temperatures are hot, night time, cool. Our units are well ventilated, insulated, simply designed, with cedar clad interiors, an optional indoor/outdoor shower & sufficient battery storage to last multiple days. A backup 7kw propane generator will keep the unit running in the event of energy overuse or extra requirements. The outdoor space between the 2 x 20′ HC containers is the living / working center of the dwelling unit.
The NOS units are manufactured by Storestac – a Toronto-based container modification and fabrication company. The containers are sourced from the global market, whereas all modification takes place locally in Toronto to ensure it meets with all local requirements.
So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂
Information Source: BoxHub
Photo Source: N.O.S.