If you’re looking for a quirky weekend getaway, then look no further than this ocean-side retreat made entirely from old shipping containers.
House 28, located in Wye River on the Surf Coast in Victoria, which was constructed by Melbourne-based designer Studio Edward out of three 20ft long shipping containers.
Two of the containers form the entrance and living area of the weekend retreat, with a separate lavatory and laundry, while a third is split into two bedrooms.
Situated on the side of a steep hill overlooking the ocean, the property also features an outside deck with views over the Bass Strait below.
House 28, located in Wye River on the Surf Coast in Victoria, is constructed out of three 20ft long shipping containers and features a living room, toilet, laundry and two bedrooms
The property was created by Melbourne-based designers Studio Edward and was intended as a weekend getaway
One of the holiday home’s two bedrooms. The house looks out over the Bass Strait and features an entire wall of floor to ceiling windows affording fantastic views out over the ocean
Outside there is a decking area which connects to the bedrooms and allows visitors to relax in the sunshine while making the most of the beautiful views
The containers have been placed up on stilts which are sunk into the steep hillside leading down towards the ocean
A ‘green’ roof comprised of dichondra plants provides insulation and filters water for the property, and it has been designed so that the surrounding forest will eventually grow up and over the home.
Inside the home is decked out in plywood and heated by a single wood-burning stove in an attempt to minimise the environmental impact of the sustainably-minded getaway.
‘Designed as a weekend retreat, this house is made from three 20ft shipping containers,’ said a spokesperson.
‘Two connect to form the living space with toilet, laundry and entry with the third a sleeping wing with two bedrooms, toilet & shower.
‘They are connected by an external deck on steel stilts which sit on deep concrete pile foundations- anchoring the house to the hillside.
‘Internally the spaces are lined with marine plywood while externally insulated and clad with galvanised steel sheeting.
‘The northern face of the house has fixings to allow for planting wires to connect to the ground, encouraging native plants to grow over the house.
‘The Southern facade is predominately glazed with a series of double glazed doors and windows opening onto the decking which looks southwards through the trees towards the ocean.
‘A green roof planted with native dichondra sits above, providing additional thermal insulation & rainwater filtration.’
The interior of the home has been kept simple and clad with marine plywood. A reflective exterior and ‘green’ roof provide natural insulation in cold weather and keep the property cool when it’s hot
The ‘green’ roof is covered with dichondra plants and the rest of the property has been designed so that the natural forest plants will eventually grow up and over it
Studio Edward also made sure the home had a low environmental impact, with most of the heating coming from a single wood-burning stove in the living room
The property is a two and a half hour drive away from Melbourne and is designed for people looking to spend a weekend outside of the city
While the home sticks out from the forest that surrounds it like a sore thumb at the moment, eventually plants will grow to cover the steel exterior, blending it into the hillside