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Jumpstart Your Day: An Industrial-Inspired Home Made from Shipping Containers

We want to live in this unique space, too!


Nowadays, it's no longer surprising to see shipping containers being transformed into inviting living spaces. Many use it for affordable housing projects and there are those who simply want to make a statement and repurpose ordinary things into something more special. 

Some homeowners prefer to keep the exterior finish of container vans as is—updating it with only a few coats of paint. One project caught our eye recently because one wouldn't immediately think that underneath the spectacular facade are four huge shipping containers!

Source and Photos: Bright Side via SuburbanMen.

Claudie Dubreuil, a contractor from Quebec, Canada, wanted something different for her dream home. She got in touch with an engineering firm to order shipping containers, and the rest as they say, is history. After two weeks, the basic blocks of her house were ready and in one day, builders were able to construct its frame.

The next step? We loved the idea of covering the containers with pinewood panelling. It somehow creates an illusion that the home was built using actual wood, plus, it gives it a warm and inviting vibe. If we are to give one word to describe this home, it would be: genius! See more photos and below and some of the touches that we liked best:

The living area is bathed in natural light as the doors of the containers were converted into huge windows. Furniture and decor are kept simple and in neutrals to complement the white ceiling and walls.

The spiral staircase also serves as a focal point in the space.

The kitchen is clean and streamlined with just enough space for storage and meal preparation. It also features a mobile kitchen island that's used to keep utensils in place. 

One would admire Dubreuil's creativity as her bedroom perfectly combines Bohemian touches and clever space planning. We love how the pops of color add life to the space and how one room flows seamlessly to the next.

You might be wondering why the bathtub is almost at the foot of the bed! It's actually positioned in front of a glass window/door—giving the owner a fantastic view of the outdoors while enjoying a relaxing bath.

The bedroom also leads to an open area that's somehow similar to a deck or balcony. What makes it extra special? It has an outside shower—perfect for days when the owner simply wants to soak up some sun.

According to an article by SuburbanMen, it took the owner and her chosen firm two years to accomplish the project. For more details about this incredible home, click here.

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