Fernie CargoSpace Project
The Fernie CargoSpace Project is zigloo.ca’s first exterior clad container home. The criteria for this house was to create a small house on a small lot that could withstand the dramatic temperature range of Fernie BC and the extreme snow loads of the Canadian Rockies in winter. The solution was to utilize a new, energy efficient exterior clip system (Cascadia Clips) to provide structural integrity and insulation to the exterior side of the container walls, leaving the corrugated container walls to be exposed on the inside of the house. Another element of the design was to retain the snow load on the roof to improve the insulation value of the structure during the winter.
The Fernie CargoSpace Project features a boxed window detail that creates shelf surfaces on the interior of each window. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and over 2000 sqft of living space constructed of two 40 foot, and three 20 foot containers with a 48” gap between container units. The roof top deck provides them with plenty of outdoor space on the town’s smallest lot.