Cargo Container Homes

Cargo Container Student Residences

Shipping containers can be readily modified with a range of creature comforts and can be connected and stacked to create modular, efficient spaces for a fraction of the cost, labor, and resources of more conventional materials. With the green theme growing in popularity across every stretch of the world, more and more people are turning to cargo container homes for green alternatives for office, and even new home, construction. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on the shipping docks and taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to the their origin in most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia. The result is an extremely high surplus of empty shipping containers that are just waiting to become someone’s home or office.
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Other Cargo Container home links

http://dornob.com/diy-used-cargo-homes-shipping-container-house-plans/

http://weburbanist.com/2008/05/26/cargo-container-homes-and-offices

 

 

The CORE Home

There is a new type of dome home being developed by Sustainable Living Systems called “The Core Home” Basically, it is a hollow Tubular dome structure surrounded by  wood panels just as in a regular geodesic dome. But the best part of this idea is that there is a coolant fluid running through the Tubular pipe structure with a pump in the top of the dome that keeps the fluid in constant motion. This fluid is then sent to a ground heat sink that stabilizes the temperature. Thus the whole house remains relatively a constant temperature. This fluid transfers the heat or the cool throughout the house. Heats up at the top of the house, and cooled at the bottom. or if it is cold out, collects the heat of the ground, and transfers it through out the structure.

This amazing idea gives the net energy usage as ZERO. since you are using a subterranean heat sink to to keep the house at a relatively constant temperature.  The average temperature of the earth. below the frost line is appropriately  65 degrees. To augment the savings you could use a solar pump to push the fluid through the pipes, and add Solar Panels to create more energy for your home usage.

For a better explanation visit the website Sustainable Living Systems.

“Core Home Video”