This week's pick for our Facebook business page feature is a truly creative example of recycling!
Shipping Container Home, Quebec
Photos courtesy of em2espacemobile.com
A typical shipping container has a life span of about 20 years. After that, even though it's still structurally sound, it is usually sent to a landfill. There's been an attempt to reuse these in some way to reduce the waste. This is a great example of how they can be turned into a home.
There are 7 containers used in this home. They've been clad in siding and have 5 inches of spray foam added. The inside of the containers were left alone so you can still see the corrugated walls. Since there is no framing required, the home cost only $175,000 and took only 10 months to build.
The architects tried to keep the home as environmentally friendly as possible. The trees that were removed to make room for the home were used in the construction, the flooring of the container was used in the ceilings and gratings were used in the decking. The home also uses radiant heating.
Shipping containers also have the advantage of being mold proof, fire proof and weather proof, making them great for use in home construction!
If you want to see our find every Wednesday, "LIKE" our Facebook business page
We would also love to hear about any other ideas out there to help keep your Facebook business page interesting!