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EcoCargo Container House Plans For Sale

EcoCargo Container Home is one of the most popular design concepts published on this website.  The design is made of two 40 foot containers and incorporates some traditional framed elements on the upper floor, balconies and roof top.

The design includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom a full kitchen, dining room and a lounge. The design can easily accommodate renewable energy sources including solar hot water, photovoltaic panels and wind generation turbines.

The CONCEPTUAL PLAN PACKAGE is 4 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.  $200 US

The full-colour CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACKAGE is 7 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.  $700 US

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.

Specs:

  • 800 sqft (75 m²)
  • 2-40' containers
  • 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom
  • green roof
  • photovoltaic solar cells
  • solar hot water
  • CONCEPT PLANS $200 US
  • CONSTRUCTION PLANS $700 US

21 Responses to “EcoCargo Container House Plans For Sale”

  • Hi I’m very interested in this home design, and would like to know, many of your projects and designs are ment for english speaking countries like canada, new zealand etc. but could they be used any where in the world, specifically I’m interested in eventually building one of these designs in south america, thanks in advance for your reply.

  • keith says:

    The design of this project is specifically designed for the Ontario climate and the clients needs. Consider having zigloo.ca do a custom design that will meet your specific criteria.

  • R. Butcher says:

    Wood siding shipping container posted on FB … how would you insulate against heat and cold in the province of Saskatchewan (Feb 11, 2015) Respectfully requested

  • robert dehn says:

    Where can i buy one . And how much

  • keith says:

    The Conceptual Design Plans are $200 US.
    The Working Drawing Plans are $700 US.
    If you are interested in purchasing, email info@zigloo.ca directly and we can set up a PayPal payment request.
    The drawings are emailed in PDF format.

  • keith says:

    A customized solution with exterior insulation and cladding would likely serve you best. Contact me on “Ask Zigloo” Friday to discuss your options.

  • Kyle Gaunt says:

    Hello Keith,

    What do you (roughly) estimate the cost to carry out your plans to be? Thanks!

  • Marianne says:

    I’m very interested in the wooden two story design as seen in this link I saw on FB.
    Can you tell me more about your service?
    I’m looking at US East Coast near water land site.

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/14/you-can-turn-a-2000-shipping-container-into-an-epic-off-grid-home/

    Thank you, Marianne

  • Charlie & Rachel Lester says:

    Can you send us info on this?

  • mike fuller says:

    I would like to design my own! You have some GREAT IDEAS here!!

  • Skibo says:

    Love your wooded siding pod home stacked on top of each other to make a loving 2-story home.
    Just to clarify,I have to order the $700 Construction Package to get the designs. Do you know of the company that will design these Pods for you specific home?
    Thank you,
    Skibo

  • keith says:

    The EcoCargo Construction Drawing Package can be built by any experienced builder and (with a little coaching) most experienced DIYers. I have the name of builders from across North America and around the world. Please email me to let me know where you are located.

  • carolann hodgson says:

    Hi Keith,
    I’m interested in buying or custom designing plans like the ecocargo. I’m wondering approximately how much it will cost to build these plans?

    Also, would it work well in Costa Rica?
    I want to be self-sufficient and off grid.

    Kind Regards,
    Carolann

  • Denise says:

    Have any been built in the USA?
    New England specifically?

  • Karen says:

    Please can you let me know if anyone in
    England has built one of these?
    Im totally inspired..
    Many thanks
    karen

  • keith says:

    So far … no Zigloo CargoSpaces have been designed for the United Kingdom.

  • keith says:

    Eco-Cargo Plans have been sold to clients in the New England area, but I am unaware of the status of their build.

  • keith says:

    “How much does it cost”? This is the most common question I get asked about building with shipping containers. There is no absolute answer to that question. I encourage my clients to consult with building professionals in their area to find out how much traditional building costs – in general numbers. In most cases I have found that the up-front cost to build with containers is approximately the same as traditional building techniques. The real savings come as a result of the inherent strength and durability of shipping containers. The steel structure and weatherproof exterior of the container building mean the future maintenance costs of the container building will be much less than that of the traditional building.

  • keith says:

    You can purchase the Conceptual Design Plans for this Project.
    Here is the difference between Conceptual Design Plans and Working Drawing Plans:
    The Conceptual Design Plans are for early stage planning, discussions with building departments, rough cost estimates and preliminary client review. The Conceptual Design Plans Package includes:
    perspective images (not to scale, two point perspective images)
    fully scaleable floor plans (labels, approximate room sizes, room layouts, mechanical locations)
    fully scaleable elevations (full colour, detailed textured finishes)
    The Working Drawing Plans are for accurate contractor pricing, building department approval permits, engineers approval and on-site construction drawings. The Working Drawing Plans include:
    perspective images (not to scale, two point perspective images)
    structural shell diagram, cut list
    building data breakdown
    fully dimensioned floor plans (with structural elements and special notes labeled)
    fully dimensioned cross sections (including construction assembly notes)
    fully dimensioned elevations (full colour, depicting height and elevations)
    3D diagrammatic connection details and weatherproofing details
    preliminary lighting and mechanical diagrams
    Working Drawing Plans modification and alterations can be accomplished on an individual basis.
    All the drawings are available as 24″x36″ pages and can be easily emailed as PDF documents. They can be reduced and printed by anyone on standard 8½”x11″ pages or sent to a large format print house. Full size prints can be couriered directly to you from zigloo.ca office.

  • keith says:

    Zigloo.ca is a cre-innovative design office. We provide custom design services, that include construction drawing documents and details. With “google earth” and aerial photography it is possible to get preliminary information about the building site. We have been doing remote projects this way and we involve local engineers and architects to help out with the bylaws and municipal codes where necessary. At zigloo.ca we don’t swing the hammers, we man the design software, working hand-in-hand with developers, contractors and project managers to bring CargoSpace Living to life.

  • keith says:

    “How much does it cost”? This is the most common question I get asked about building with shipping containers. There is no absolute answer to that question.
    I encourage my clients to consult with building professionals in their area to find out how much traditional building costs – in general numbers. In most cases I have found that the up-front cost to build with containers is approximately the same as traditional building techniques. The real savings come as a result of the inherent strength and durability of shipping containers. The steel structure and weatherproof exterior of the container building mean the future maintenance costs of the container building will be much less than that of the traditional building.

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