Shipping container homes are awesome: they’re economical, structurally pre-built, quick to assemble, and above all sustainable. MEKA undertook the mission of expanding the concept of shipping container homes by making units that are the same size as shipping containers, yet they’re not actually shipping containers. It’s the best of both worlds! How clever!!! The company can assemble any container house on site in 7 days. Check out these photos and tell us what you think on our facebook page!
Shipping containers are wonderful things- for shipping. They are part of an elaborate and extensive infrastructure for moving goods cheaply and efficiently that has revolutionized world trade. They are also all the rage among designers and architects who have been converting them into housing, with varying degrees of success. Then there is Meka. They do not build shipping container housing; they build what I will call housing containers- modules of houses that are built to shipping container dimensions to take advantage of the shipping container infrastructure, without most of the problems that actually arise from working with shipping containers. In normal shipping container housing, one has to either leave a lot of wall between the two modules or put in some very big beams to support the roof. here the load is taken by the bathroom wall and a single column at the end of the dining room table. It is a lot more efficient and cost-effective if you add what you need instead of trying to cut away what you don’t.
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