The concept is to fit shipping containers onto a small urban lot with a rational efficient plan. Priority is given to simplifying the interior space while honing the design approach to create a new aesthetic … residustrial style. The harmonizing of residential and industrial styles to create a cohesive living space.

The layout of the lower floor includes a mechanical room, bathroom, and recreation room (bedroom). The main floor contains all the living spaces in an open, easily circulating form. The upper floor incorporates the master bedroom, main bathroom and a guest room/den.

A curved roof softens the hard edges and regularity of the cubic container’s form.


  • 1,920 sqft (180 m²)
  • 8-20' containers
  • 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • saved 70 trees
  • salvaged exterior stairs
  • available for purchase


  • Дмитрий says:

    Великолепный дом!!!!!!!!!

  • shana says:

    shipping containers/ architecture/interior design/ sustainability/ reuse/ upcycling/ building technology solutions… my happy place. I love your concepts and your projects. i studied interior design and have a fascination with shipping containers. it’s amazing to see designer/architects with concepts and actual projects that they’re working on in Canada. i just think containers are an amazing use/reuse of resources.

  • Jimmy says:

    Am I correct in assuming these types of homes / dwellings exceed the new 2012 building codes, with specific reference to seismic considerations? I am also curious about flooding considerations especially for building such a home in flood-prone areas such as Delta, New Westminster or Richmond.

  • keith says:

    Because all CargoSpaceProjects need to be engineered, they are designed for specific environmental criteria of the area they will be sited.

  • Fred says:

    I think this is a great idea and it also looks great to boot !
    I realize that the climate in B.C. is a little more forgiving than in Quebec, but I wonder if you’ve been able to find an acceptable insulation & waterproofing solution which reduces the thermal bridge for the joint between stacked or adjacent shipping containers?

  • keith says:

    A concept that incorporates exterior cladding and insulation is the best way to control the temperature and prevent thermal bridging between the external face and internal structure. I will be publishing details like this one on a new, and improved zigloo.ca website. Stay tuned.

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