A Pair of Shipping Container Homes Trace the Edges of a Nature Preserve in India

A designer and an exporter build a shipshape country escape that sits lightly on the land.

When the pandemic hit Delhi in 2020, Merrie and Kundan Bhullar left the city for a patch of land they owned in the Aravalli hills near Gurgaon, a satellite town in the capital region. They had just installed electricity on-site, and they lived for the next year in a one-room shelter without a kitchen as they planned their next move. 

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Stephen Zacks
Stephen Zacks is an advocacy journalist, architecture critic, urbanist, and organizer based in New York City.


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