The Freeman Feldmann Shipping Container Home

Developers Katie Nichols and John Walker have focused their careers on creating affordable, sustainable, design-intensive homes for creative, urban people.  To achieve that goal, the duo tapped into an inexhaustible resource in the port city of Houston, Texas– shipping containers.  In a partnership with architect Christopher Robertson, Nichols and Walker created the Freeman Feldmann Shipping Container Home a few miles north of the city.

In addition to the low-maintenance landscaping and passive solar design of the home, some other green elements include:

  • Built with four used shipping containers
  • SIPs incorporated in roof and floors
  • On-demand hot water heater
  • Efficient Unico AC system
  • An energy recovery ventilation system
  • Bamboo flooring and low-VOC paints
  • Use of fiberboard products
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Dual-flush toilets and efficient plumbing/fixtures

The most expensive elements of the home, the structural elements and mechanical core, were partially prefabricated in a shop for efficiency.

Courtesy Of: Dwell Jetson Green