I was helping a friend move the other day and while unloading the storage space I noticed this beauty sitting in the back of the lot that we were working in. To me, The Airstream represents the American dream that almost became a reality.
Spirit of the Airstream
For almost a decade the Airstream captured the hearts and adventuresome spirits of so many in this country. One trip after another (from the storage space to the Uhaul) I kept thinking how ironic it is that I was loading up a Uhaul to drive across town to unload the Uhaul into a house about 3-4 times the size as this box on wheels. The Airstream has just a little bit more space than an average Uhaul although from the inside it seems exponentially more inviting and welcoming than a Uhaul interior.
Why the Airstream
What is it that draws us towards something like the Airstream but not the Uhaul? For me, it’s the bullet like design and porthole style windows that give it that space aged look. I hope to one day own one of these beauties myself but until then I’ll continue to dream and imagine myself cruising up the east coast with a much better drag coefficient than a Uhaul truck.
This ISBU Home is built on a 20 foot long used shipping container frame. This particular rendition is modeled after a hunting cabin or a nice little getaway home in the woods. It features a spacious loft with pop-up skylight for star gazing and ventilation. Located below the bed is a workshop with a mini kitchenette and sink. In the center is a small living room with a pull out couch for guests. In front of the couch are a set of double doors cut in the side of the shipping container that open up to a small porch. At the front end of the container where the main bay doors are located you have a fold down office area. When not in use the desktops fold up and out of the way. Lastly we have a rooftop porch. With the containers solid steel frame, a second container can easily be stacked on top as well.
The first picture is a screen shot from the 3D modeling program I use to design these container homes. The following three are renders with some simple textures applied. The last two have the front and back walls removed to show the detail and layout.
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Currently working on a 4 story container home that’ll be built in Valdese, NC. Stay tuned for updated renders and construction progress updates.