SETH & ELISABETH’S SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from New Orleans! 🙂

 

 

I’ll be the first to admit that once I read this shipping container home was built and owned by fellow Texans, I was a little biased! 🙂 Not only are the pictures stunning, but it is hard to believe that not far from the Mississippi River this shipping container home is within the tight neighborhood.

 

 

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Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Seth Rodewald-Bates and Elisabeth Davies live in 2 shipping containers totaling at 750 square feet. According to ApartmentTherapy, “Seth built the 750-square foot house in a year-and-a-half with the help of family, friends, and former co-workers. The journey began with two four-ton containers purchased for less than $5,000 each from a shipping terminal five miles downriver. They cut the containers and connected them with a 220-square-foot addition made of wood slats, steel cables, and rippled polycarbonate panels that look like translucent glass. The addition has a 14-foot ceiling, which makes the modest home feel surprisingly spacious.”

 

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The 750-square-foot structure has a minimal design, with the interior holding mostly just life’s essentials, with one exception: the couple’s vast collection of books.

 

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The home’s small size allowed for some splurges: marble in the bathroom, a honed granite countertop and five-burner Fisher Paykel range in the kitchen, and, biggest of all, a pool in the backyard. Which is my favorite part of this house!

 

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The long, narrow shape of the containers and the raised foundation, three-and-a-half feet above the sidewalk to protect against flooding, are both features that bear a strong resemblance to the classic shotgun style for which New Orleans is known.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t really think about it until I read this article, but building with shipping containers is like the adult version of Legos. Block on top of block, trying to create a masterpiece. 🙂 What did you think of this house?

 

Information and Photo Credits: ApartmentTherapy

 

 

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