BGA Container House

Freight containers are a great modular building component and a great way to re-purpose something that would normally just become post industrial waste. Benjamin Garcia Saxe has created a prototype for a client of the most modestly priced modern home I have ever encountered. Ringing in at $40,000 this little shipping container wonder is amazing. Composed of two 40 foot containers linked by an open space with clerestory windows at the top, this layout gives great views and also provides good cross ventilation. This prototype was developed as part of Saxe’s project “Containers of Hope”, which as this example proves is working hard to create environmentally responsible and affordable housing solutions. Their main market is first time home buyers in developing nations, but this design is most certainly suitable for a wider array of applications.

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  1. Melissa Brunton 1 Oct 2013

    hello can you please tell me costs involved in building this design??
    warmest reagards

  2. Max Ritt 1 Oct 2013

    Hi Melissa,

    Based on my research at the time of writing this post the figure I found was $40,000. I assume that has a lot to do with the fact that it was built in Costa Rica, where building costs are going to be lower than other places. I would try to contact the architect through their website for any additional information.

    Thanks so much for your comment!


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