We've written about a lot of beautifully stark minimalist cabins in the woods and we've posted quite a few of shipping container homes, but this new project from Studio Edwards is a gorgeous merger of the two.
By combining three separate 20-foot shipping containers, the team at Studio Edwards was able to create this modern weekend retreat with a small environmental footprint. The cliffside house is on the Wye River on the western coast of Australia.
The studio saw that the lot was available and set out to design a home that wouldn't disturb the trees and natural habitat around it. Steel-clad shipping containers offered up a sustainable solution with plenty of aesthetic possibility. "They were chosen as an efficient way to build on this steeply sloping site, and were sourced from the nearby Port Melbourne where many shipping containers arrive from overseas," the studio's founder, Ben Edwards, told Dezeen.
Two of the containers combined to create the entry, living room, laundry space and toilet, with the third container acting as a two bedroom sleeping wing. The inside of the containers is line with plywood and the southern facing part of the house is largely comprised of windows and glass doors that open onto patios. There is a green roof covered in native plants and planting wires connected to the ground, encouraging plants to grow over the structure.
You can see more photos of the home over on Studio Edwards.