He transformed this old container into an incredible home


If many people love city life and the fact that everything is within arm’s reach (commodities, work, etc.), others can’t stand it: the ever present noise, people are rushing and rude, pollution ruins your health, etc. This is why some people decide to head off to a quiet area in the countryside, seeking tranquility and a better quality of life. 

This was the choice made by Richie, an Australian who decided to buy a small site with a magnificent lakeside view. The only problem was that the site stretched his budget to the limit, and he had almost nothing left with which to build a house. Furthermore, he lived in an area where the climate for the very least was changeable he had problems accessing running water and electricity in the tent he had installed , which was plagued by humidity and mold. However, he came up with a solution which he has since greatly developed (for example, by creating student accommodation): containers like those used on a container ship. They are solid and come in many different sizes. Richie spent a little less than €3,200 to purchase his own and in total, the whole project cost only €30,000.

The view that made Richie fall for the site

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His temporary lodgings while trying to find something better.

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A sketch showing what his container should look like when the works were going to be finished.

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The first step: little by little, creating the spaces for the doors and windows.

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Followed by insulation works, which are important in containers (they can freeze in winter and become unbearably hot in summer).

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The white paint on the walls is bright and modern.

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And the floor (equally well insulated) is placed with easy to install click system wooden floors.

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Once all the works are completed and the furniture is installed, the results are to die for!

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Notably, there are dry toilets and importantly, a shower!

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The inside is beautiful, but the outside isn’t bad either!

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