If you're not completely sold on the idea of a shipping container house, you can certainly gain some off-grid inspiration from it. Everything from solar power to a propane energy source to a downspout system is included in the home!
Shipping containers have everything you need to build a home, according to Adam Hellicar of Honey Box, Inc., a Canadian company that specializes in container box architecture.
The home is made with three 20-foot shipping containers that are joined with specially designed clamps.
The home has what Hellicar calls “a modest solar system” that provides 800 watts of power. Propane provides the energy for the home’s hot water heater, refrigerator and range/oven. A woodstove delivers heat. The home has a composting toilet.
Hellicar installed a gutter and downspout system to divert water off the roof. Rainwater and well water fill two large tanks for showering and washing dishes.
The home has spray foam insulation.
He does not live in the home on a full-time basis. He says the home is mobile and can be taken apart and reassembled in three to four hours.
Would you consider repurposing a shipping container to live off the grid? Have you come across other unexpected things people have used as off-grid housing?
Article & Photo Source: Off The Grid News