The new Shipping Container Home Design is based around one forty foot container and four twenty foot containers. It features a large sun room built on top of the forty foot shipping container. The lower level is a two car garage, workshop and gust bedroom with a single bath. The second level up is the main living room and Kitchen that opens up into the sun room. The top level is the master bedroom and bath with a large porch. The roof of the top container has been shown as a hot tub area with tree top heights. The main porch has a portion that overhangs the lower containers and a sitting area surrounds the tree that protrudes through the decking.
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.