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House of the Week: Comfortable Home Made of Two Shipping Containers


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Readers were drawn to this shipping container home in San Jose, Costa Rica. Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe cleverly transformed two austere, 40-foot-long metal boxes into a home for a couple. The strikingly simple residence, named Containers of Hope, covers 1,075 square feet and cost just $40,000.

The home was built by two construction workers and the couple themselves, who were familiarized with the construction...
Set slightly apart, each container is installed on pier foundations.
Spectacular views continue even in the bathroom, located at the far end of the home.
Made of scraps taken from the containers’ sides, the roof creates a sense of openness from the inside and ushers in...