Storage House

August 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM 4 comments

With moving on the brain recently and repurposing constantly on my mind, I was pleased to see that architect Jim Poteet could actually combine my two interests.

For most of us, we are enjoying the sweet, warm days of summer (I say most because poor San Franciscans have been freezing all summer long).  There is nothing better than to have friends get together and play in a backyard into the wee hours of a warm night.  But when they want to stay over and you don’t have a bed for them, what do you do?  Hmmmm.  Stumped.

No worries, if you have the backyard space, why not bring in a shipping container…

Stacey Hill wanted to add some extra space to her home and she was able to add a playroom, guest room and garden shed.  Jim Protreet put in floor to ceiling windows, glass doors, heating and air conditioning.

The landscaping was done by Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping.  Notice the plants growing on the roof; not only is it green, it adds some nice softness to the industrial look of a shipping container.

They did keep the original shipping doors which leads into a garden shed – loving the car!

Inside of the space, complete with a bathroom.

This is an electric composting toilet.

Source: Dwell Magazine

Would you have a shipping container in your backyard?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katy  |  August 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    That is awesome and I definitely would! It’s re-using and it looks really cool. Love the rooftop garden and love that the space can be used for many things!

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  August 18, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    It is awesome! If you and I can never afford to buy a home, at least we can make one in our parent’s backyards. “Mom, I’m moving in…oh and I hope you don’t mind the shipping container out back”

  • 3. Beatrice  |  August 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    I have to admit that the storage container is pretty cool. It does require a LARGE flat space.

  • 4. nowisgoodblog  |  August 19, 2010 at 7:51 AM

    That might be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Genius!


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