This Woman Lives In A Shipping Container. But You'll Have To See It To Believe It.

This woman built her house out of four shipping containers. When you see the inside, you won't believe that it's real.

Claudie Dubreuil

Claudie DubreuilSuburban Men

Claudie Dubreuil is a general contractor in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. She builds nice, normal homes for her customers, so she wanted something more creative when it came to building her own house.

Shipping containers

Shipping containersSuburban Men

She settled on creating a home from shipping containers and purchased four from a nearby port for around $12,000 US Dollars. The containers were cut and stacked, creating two stories.


ExteriorSuburban Men

The exterior was covered with unstained hemlock spruce, so it doesn't have to be painted.


WindowsSuburban Men

The shipping container doors were replaced with huge windows to show off the view.


StairsSuburban Men

A gorgeous curved staircase connects the two floors.


FloorsSuburban Men

The metal floors of the containers are covered with 5 inches of polished concrete and have radiant heating installed.


MaterialsSuburban Men

The home contains an incredible mix of materials, including wood, metal, and concrete. The design feels very modern, yet still cozy and inviting.


BathSuburban Men

Dubreuil wanted an open feel to her bedroom, so she made the bed and bath into one large room, including centering the tub to take advantage of the incredible view.

Outdoor space

Outdoor spaceSuburban Men

The house also boasts an exceptional outdoor space with unparalleled views.


CostSuburban Men

Altogether, this amazing project cost somewhere between about U.S.$330,000 to $377,000. It looks like it was worth every penny.

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