Made from Shipping Containers and Recycled Steel, This Kit Home Has It All
Made from repurposed shipping containers and pre-engineered recycled steel building components, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, the Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is a pre-fab residence and workplace in one of the country’s harshest desert climates. Developed by ecotechdesign in conjunction with ecotechbuild, the hybrid house prototype is the first permitted shipping container house in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree, California. The kit-like housing product is being offered to the public for the first time, and its designer claims it costs about half of what locally available prefab alternatives run. It can be erected at the site, often in less than an hour.