Sara House in Utah, USA, is a nonprofit organization dedicated especially to build affordable and sustainable houses for the low-income families. Currently this organization seeks to create communities of houses built using recycled materials, that’s why they use the shipping containers, and also they seek the cooperation of the people to build them, in order to minimize all the possible construction costs of these homes.
The house that we show you in these images is also named the Sarah House, a house made by this company with 2 shipping containers of 40′ placed one next to the other. This house has a size of 60 m2 (645 square feet) and the roof was made using gluelam beams, placed directly on the top of the containers, so inside you can still see the metal roof of the container.
The front of the building houses the kitchen-dining-living room, the back contains the bathroom, the bedroom and a convertible office space and gym. The kitchen has been created along the wall to maximize the useful space and it’s fully equipped. The natural lighting of the house is excellent thanks to the large windows that it owns, even above the kitchen some horizontal windows have been placed to take profit of all the spaces.
The container house was built for about € 90,000 ($ 110,000), however this was because it’s the first model, now it could be built from an estimated cost of € 60,000 ($ 75,000)