Man transforms recycled containers into a modern, eco-friendly 2-bedroom home with luxury amenities

Living in a sustainable, modern home constructed from recycled containers is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Reusing shipping containers not only lessens the impact on the environment but also opens up new possibilities for home design creativity and innovation.

These days, container homes are widespread, but very few are regarded as “luxury.”

Nick's luxury eco-friendly home at night with a man in tub and a woman on bed in the guestroom.

A man by the name of Nick constructed an opulent, environmentally friendly house out of marine containers on a plot of land in Index, Washington.

The roughly six-acre plot was bought by Nick and his spouse in 2010.

The original plan was to locate a summertime hideaway where families could get together and enjoy the outdoors for river activities and skiing.

Currently, Nick’s family has six tiny cabins on the land, which they began renting out on Airbnb in 2017.

Nick began work on the environmentally friendly Sea Container Cabin project after finishing the Tree House.

Nick showing his container home made of two 40-foot sea containers.

The recycled containers that were utilized were produced in 2007. It has minor dings from when it was used to move cargo.

Nonetheless, Nick thinks that his friends, family, and short-term renters will find it valuable due to its originality and distinction.

There are two 40-foot High Cube containers in the green house.

They were divided in half to create a 40-foot cantilever with around 12 feet on each side and two 20-foot containers on the lower level.

This cantilever, which creates a covered entry, is made possible by the repurposed containers’ strength.

Front view of Nick's container house featuring the container's locking mechanisms.

The front locking mechanisms have welded handles for aesthetic appeal, emulating a conventional shipping container.

Nick decided to save the site’s roots by using a segmented foundation in order to protect the trees.

To avoid moisture issues and condensation, they employed spray foam insulation with closed cells.

The frames for the doors and windows were welded around the pre-cut containers.

An unusual rooftop hot tub that heats with gas and solar panels is a distinctive outside feature.

Nick's roof top hot tub

From the shipping of the containers in September to the first visitors being welcomed in March, the full building procedure took about six months.

Nick paid $12,000 for three recycling containers, for a grand total of almost $250,000.

When entering the green house, one is struck by how much it looks like a ski hut, complete with vintage skis thrown in for good measure.

The dining space, living room, and kitchen are all part of the open floor design.

Livingroom in Nick's eco-friendly home with large tv, sofa, and an electric fireplace

A modern touch is added by an electric fireplace along with inventive lighting options that use LED strips concealed in channels.

The kitchen has recycled Paper Stone countertops and basalt tiles with a Lava Rock theme, all done in dark hues.

A convection microwave oven and a two-burner cooktop make up for the lack of a conventional oven and dishwasher.

As you wash dishes in the kitchen, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of a 110-year-old fir tree.

The kitchen at Nick's container home with sink, fridge, oven, and stove.

A mini-split system provides both heating and cooling for the container home.

A powder room with a floor-to-ceiling window, Paper Stone countertops, and a spa toilet are located downstairs.

There is a fire pit area, barbeque area, and covered porch in the backyard.

The unique staircase with LED lights on each step is a noteworthy feature. Everett Steel provided the metal components, which combined to create a robust yet sophisticated design.

Nick, showing his eco-friendly home's unique staircase with lights under the steps.

There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with a basin for a toothbrush, dimmable mirrors, and environmentally friendly cork flooring.

A short queen bed and a skylight with a view of the woodland are features of the guest bedroom.

The slightly longer master bedroom in the eco-friendly house has the same comfortable bed and a skylight.

Eco-friendly home's guest room with glass walls that offers amazing view of the surrounding.

The bathroom, which has lava rock floors, a steam shower, and a distinctive Basalt strip, is shared by both bedrooms.

You can turn on the steam for a few minutes before getting in to thoroughly experience the hot tub and steam shower.

Front view of the eco-friendly home showing the mos-covered trees that surround it.

Situated 30 minutes from Steven’s Pass, this is a true ski chalet that offers the ideal haven after a tiring day of skiing.

Watch the video below to get a tour of Nick’s environmentally friendly house:

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