If Hansel and Gretel were going to a Container House in Grimm's Fairy Tales, then we imagine it would look exactly like this, surrounded by beautiful garden in the middle of the woods.
Once again, we marvel at the Container Home's rare beauty, mirroring something out of a Thomas Cole oil painting. Sometimes the landscape is as much a part of structure as the home itself. The caretaker really did a wonderful job on tending the trees and garden.
Also, if you examine the structure closely, you can see how they built a wooden frame around the back of the container for extra support (and extra storage space). It really gives the home that storybook look.
There are no rules that state a Container Box can not be incorporated with other types of building materials, as well as with its surroundings. It really is fascinating.
It is very rare that we come across a container home that exemplifies the meaning of sophistication and grace. However, this week in Taichung, there was a home that really struck a chord in our hearts.
It was clear that the project was in development and there's still work to be done. There were exposed wires in the walls and tape along all the windows. Yet, it's quite evident that the owner is really paying attention to the fine details; everywhere from the cast iron fence to the dark brown color design. To put it mildly, it is an apple in our eyes.
Hopefully, next time we pass this way again, we will see the finished product. Kudos to the designer on a clean, sleek design.
In order to own a Container Box Home along the river or in the mountains, it takes a special attitude of survivalism as well as a tremendous amount of patience. This home we found in the mountains of Taichung shows elements of those survival skills on full display.
Everything from running river water to a full sized garden adjacent to the container, the owners could be self-sufficent for a while. Along with an air conditioner and water heater, they have all the necessary quality-of-life amenities. Plus, the contruction and design of the roof shows the amount of detail that went into this home.