The zigloo.ca studio is very pleased to announce the completion of Plans for the 2×4 CargoSpace Living container home.  There are 2 different packages available:

The CONCEPTUAL PLAN PACKAGE is 3 pages (24″x36″) that includes rendered perspective images, labelled scalable floor plans and full colour scalable elevations.  It is perfect for people who need to get rough cost estimates from builders, and preliminary approvals from their local building department without committing to the whole construction documentation package.  $250 USD

The full-colour CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACKAGE is 11 pages (24″x36″) which includes a full set of floor plans, exterior elevations, building cross-sections, foundation options, detailed construction assemblies, and plenty of exploded connection assemblies detailing the connections that make this design the most popular project on the zigloo.ca website.  $750 USD

Click here for more information about the difference between CONCEPTUAL PLANS and CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

If you are interested in purchasing these plans, Contact Keith Dewey directly by clicking here.


  • 1,760 sqft (163.5 m²)
  • 7-20' containers
  • 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • efficient in-floor heating
  • soy based insulation

12 Responses to “2×4 PLANS AVAILABLE”

  • Alisha says:

    I’m so in love with these designs. They’re unique, beautiful, environmentally friendly, and totally affordable for the average person. Is it possible to put a living roof on any of the designs? Dream house would be made from repurposed material with a living roof, solar or wind power and a gray water system. Perfect. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  • victor says:

    i would like to know around how much will i be spending on the whole project to build this house?

  • keith says:

    A good way to estimate the building cost is by the square foot. This price will be different every where in the world (depending on the construction industry, labour costs and material resources in your area). We built our home for $180 per sq. ft. As this building was a prototype build, I think a lower number could be achieved. Depending on the building’s size, your choice of finishes and sustainable/green options … the cost (locally) could easily be as affordable as $125 per sq. ft. or less. This is comparable with “spec quality” homes pricing, but gives you a custom design and a kinder environmental footprint by reusing containers.

  • Scott says:

    This is such a terrific idea and I really enjoyed seeing the zigaloo home come to completion. I wish there was a company in Southern Ontario building this way – this is something I’d really like to get behind as a metal fabricator

  • David says:

    While I found the 2×4 design to be the best of the collection, as far as my personal tastes go, there is one question I have to ask: in the floor plan of the upper floor, why does it say that there is a tub in the master bedroom, away from the master bathroom?

  • Paul says:

    I would have to say the tub in the main bedroom shows a freshness of design ideas that may be leading the pack at the moment.

    The master bedroom is the private sanctuary and having a good sized tub with views from the balcony would be amazing.

    I couldn’t think of a better way of spending a Sunday morning than soaking in a big tub reading a good book.

  • David says:

    What is the R-value of the walls, floors, and ceilings? Thanks.

  • keith says:

    Walls: R21
    Ceiling: R32
    Floors: R12

  • Saud Hamad says:

    i have space Backyard of my house about mor or less than 170 SQM , can i send you the dimension to make plane for me ?? how you calculate the cost of plan
    thank you

  • keith says:

    You should consider purchasing the Freedom Container Cabin Plans.

  • Srinivas Chippa says:


    I would love to build a shipping container house in the greater toronto area. Is it possible to find a building contractor in the GTA who is experienced in these kind of structures?



  • keith says:

    In my experience, renovation specialists are uniquely qualified to be able to handle a container house build. The Container’s structure makes for a nice clean building platform that renovation specialists can easily wrap their mind around.

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