The company from Costa Rica Bamboo Groove, it’s specialized in designing and building houses using shipping containers and bamboo. They are sustainable homes, due to the use of recycled materials, like the containers, and also the natural materials, the bamboo.
Containers are perfect tu use them for building the house structure and the walls. The bamboo it’s also very useful to build structures with it, it’s as resistant and flexible as the steel. Also you can cover walls with the bamboo, its finish is very beautiful. One more great pro of the bamboo is that you’ll never finish it, is easy to cultivate it and grows very fast.
The conjunction of the use of the shipping containers and the bamboo is perfect, with them you can build a very cheap and ecological house.
The pictures that you can see at this post are from one of this company creations. This house resumes perfectly everything what I have told you about the constructions built with the containers and the bamboo.
The design of this house comprises the common areas between the 2 containers, where is the living room and the kitchen. The interior space of the containers has de bedrooms and bathrooms of the house, also one of the containers has inside a little office and the bodega. The roof has been built using the bamboo to make the structure, this structure dies over the 2 containers.
Besides the clima from Costa Rica is very soft, the interior of the house has been isolated, also the interiors have the quality of a conventional western house.