back to containerbay home Project 058 - Contained Mobility project by Chrissie Beavis, a student at California Polytechnic State University Chrissie is constructing a prototype for a container dwelling as part of her BA of Architecture. The prototype is currently under construction
The final product will be a home that is approx 250 sq.ft.
It will be just as mobile as the standard shipping container (truck, train, ship).
Any standard container can be turned into a home with this design.
Thus it has the potential to possibly provide disaster relief housing
while putting to use the surplus of containers in the world.
It has the potential to be used in many applications from an upscale house to migrant
The home can be extruded from the container in less than five minutes by one person,
The following is a student’s project………
Start by opening the standard front doors of the container.
Pull out a 8’x8’ room that rolls out on two tracks that fold out.
Open the second door that has been cut into the side of the container.
It pivots off center about eight feet from the far end of the container and four feet on the other side. Thus leaving two openings in that side of the container. One functions as the entrance to the house.
Out of the other opening you pull another 8’x8’ room that rolls on tracks.
The front door slides out from the remaining section of that side, and there is your home.
20' DV 40' DV 40' HC Internal length 5.89 m 12.02 m 12.02 m Internal width 2.35 m 2.35 m 2.35 m Internal height 2.38 m 2.38 m 2.69 m Width at door 2.34 m 2.34 m 2.34 m Height at door 2.28 m 2.28 m 2.58 m Tare 2250 kgs 3780 kgs 4020 kgs Max. payload 21750 kgs 26700 kgs 26460 kgs Capacity 33.0 cbm 67.0 cbm 75.0 cbm 20' FR 40' FR Internal length between corner posts 5.65 m 11.72 m Internal width between stanchions 2.22 m 2.22 m Internal height 2.17 m 1.98 m Tare 2800 kgs 4200 kgs Max. payload 21500 kgs 25500 kgs 20' OT 40' OT Internal length 5.89 m 12.02 m Internal width 2.33 m <2.33 m Internal height 2.38 m 2.35 m Width of roof opening between gusset plates Height at door Tare Capacity 55.0 cbm 28.0 cbm Capacity 24400 kgs 27320 kgs Max. payload 4500 kgs 3100 kgs Tare 2.17 m 2.21 m Height at door 2.26 m 2.26 m Width at door 2.12 m 2.15 m Internal height (usable) 2.20 m 2.20 m Internal width 11.58 m 5.45 m Internal length <40' RF 20' RF