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Thompson Beach shipping container house hits the market for $300,000

Disused shipping containers have been fused together to create a surprisingly stylish home – but you’d never believe it until you walk through the door.

Built on a site in Thompson Beach, 74 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA, the two-bedroom house might look like a prefabricated construction office from the outside – but it’s just hit the market for offers over $300,000.

Made from two professionally modified containers, the house on a 979sqm block is kitted out with sleek, modern fixtures and a large entertainment deck. 

LJ Hooker managing director Michael Fenn, who is overseeing the sale with real estate agent Ryan Graham, said while shipping containers customised for urban living aren’t unusual, this one is ‘unique’. 

Disused shipping containers (pictured) have been fused together to create a surprisingly stylish home – but you’d never believe it until you walk through the door

Built on a site in Thompson Beach, 74 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA, the two-bedroom house might look like a prefabricated construction office from the outside - but it's just hit the market for offers over $300,000

Built on a site in Thompson Beach, 74 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA, the two-bedroom house might look like a prefabricated construction office from the outside – but it’s just hit the market for offers over $300,000

‘It’s a real rarity,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘People are building homes like this for themselves, but you hardly ever see them for sale.’

Mr Fenn said the design of the Thompson Beach container is ‘conceptually clever’, with the front area occupied by the living room and kitchen and the rear section taken up with the bathroom and bedrooms.

The bedrooms are yet to be finished but he said there isn’t a lot of work left to do.

While Mr Fenn has ‘no idea’ about construction costs, he said the shipping container model is a ‘cheap and solid way’ to build a home. 

‘You’re working with a square box joined by a common deck area, there’s a lot of potential,’ he added. 

Made from two professionally modified containers, the house on a 979sqm block is kitted out with sleek, modern fixtures and a large entertainment deck

Made from two professionally modified containers, the house on a 979sqm block is kitted out with sleek, modern fixtures and a large entertainment deck

LJ Hooker managing director Michael Fenn, who is overseeing the sale with real estate agent Ryan Graham, said while shipping containers customised for urban living aren't unusual, this one is 'unique'

LJ Hooker managing director Michael Fenn, who is overseeing the sale with real estate agent Ryan Graham, said while shipping containers customised for urban living aren’t unusual, this one is ‘unique’

The front area is occupied by the living room and kitchen and the rear section taken up with the bathroom and bedrooms

The front area is occupied by the living room and kitchen and the rear section taken up with the bathroom and bedrooms

Outside the main building, the property also features a shed with a garage, a workshop or games room and four parking spaces, as well as a rumpus room with a bathroom that could be used as a guest bedroom or a teenagers’ retreat.

Mr Fenn said he expects interest from Adelaide residents looking to downsize or escape the city when the house goes under the hammer on October 31.

Prefabricated homes are becoming increasingly popular across Australia and overseas, as demand for fast, affordable construction continues to soar.

Outside the main building, the property also features a shed with a garage, a workshop or games room and four parking spaces, as well as a rumpus room with a bathroom that could be used as a guest bedroom or a teenagers' retreat

Outside the main building, the property also features a shed with a garage, a workshop or games room and four parking spaces, as well as a rumpus room with a bathroom that could be used as a guest bedroom or a teenagers’ retreat

While the bedrooms are yet to be finished, Mr Fenn said there isn't a lot of work left to do

He said he expects interest from Adelaide residents looking to downsize or escape the city when the house goes under the hammer on October 31

While the bedrooms are yet to be finished, Mr Fenn said there isn’t a lot of work left to do

Prefabricated homes are becoming increasingly popular across Australia and overseas, as demand for fast, affordable construction continues to soar

Prefabricated homes are becoming increasingly popular across Australia and overseas, as demand for fast, affordable construction continues to soar

Home owners are reeling from long delays and record-high prices as Australia endures its worst building supply shortage in more than 40 years.

The pandemic’s effect on international supply chains has made importing materials slow and expensive.

The prefabricated building market is expected to mushroom over the next four years, creating 20,000 jobs and adding $30billion to the national economy by 2025, industry analysts Mordor Intelligence reported.

Just over 10 per cent of Australian homes will be prefabricated by 2030, current forecasts suggest. 

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