Look! Kansas City's New Cargo Container House

Look! Kansas City's New Cargo Container House

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 6, 2009

Tucked away in a well established neighborhood of Kansas City, there's a new kid on the block. There's a shipping container home in progress and to say our jaws dropped open as we walked around the build to take a few photos ——would be an understatement. Click through for a closer look, a slideshow of the building process and details on this eco-friendly build and the woman who's making it all happen.

Most often when you think of homes being built, it feels like a masculine thing (or maybe it's just us) you read of manly men going forth with bold new architectural ideas, but not often do you hear of a woman taking on a project such as this. Debbie Glassberg has plans not only for this home (which she plans to live in) but for others like it in the future.

It's being built with an earth friendly state of mind as they're using geothermal heat, soy foam insulation and bamboo flooring with the help of BNIM Architects. The build is scheduled to be completed by the end of May and judging by their progress thus far, they look like they are right on track.

The home is roughly 2,000sqft and will be filled out by 2 bedrooms and a large home office. The neighborhood is a typical midwestern one, full of bungalow homes with established families and tree lined streets. It's a place where people walk their dogs, and pick up the paper for their neighbors when they are out of town. We included a picture of the houses across the street so you can take a look for yourself!

Links:
Home Contained: The home's official website, full of pictures and plans for the finished build.
Local News Footage of Home: Check out KMBC 9's report on the home and watch their video from the build.

Photos above by Sarahrae

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