Homes that have been made out of shipping containers are becoming more and more common these days. While most would associate these homes with industrial designers, this story is the exception to that rule. This Kansas City homeowner is well known to many, as they have been responsible for designing various Mattel toys. They’ve even designed some Barbie dolls in their time.
This home is spacious, extending beyond 2,000 square feet. It took five shipping containers to construct this beauty. It’s what’s known as “shabby chic” and we are totally enamored with it. The dream dwelling has received a lot of attention and for very good reason. We are used to the shipping container homes that still look very much like a shipping container. This home happens to be a bit different.
Debbie Glassberg’s shipping container home blends in well and does not look like the sort of eyesore that you would expect. These homes will typically resemble a shipping container from the outside but this one does not. There are three bathrooms and two bedrooms to choose from as well. This is definitely not like the typical shipping containers home that we have seen.
Many of these homes are about scaling back and downsizing. This home is anything but that. Debbie’s digs are very spacious, but the design is incredibly efficient. The house is designed in a manner that allows for maximum energy-saving capabilities. Plant form insulation and geothermal heating are utilized and the carbon footprint has been decreased significantly.
The windows have been placed in a strategic manner so that there is no need for any cumbersome artificial lighting. Did we neglect to mention the fact that she has two gardens to call her own? This is where she grows as much of her own food as she possibly can. This woman has truly thought of everything and her aqua-colored walls are the perfect way to frame the open floor plan.
If you would like to find out more about the inner workings of this home, please take a moment to watch the video below. Debbie Glassberg is more than happy to provide you with the full tour. We already took it and we must tell you, it is a fun experience. Be prepared to forget everything that you thought you knew about these homes. You just might walk away from this one wanting one of your own.SKM: below-content placeholder