Holyoke Cabin Container Green Getaway

Holyoke Cabin

There's something so rustic, so American about this project.  Two brothers.  A long history living on the land of your youth. 

Paul Stankey, co-founder of Hive Modular, with his wife, his brother, and his brother's wife, have set about an interesting journey to build a cabin on the family land in the hills north of Twin Cities.  They purchased two, twenty foot, used containers for $800 each and labored to transport them to the property. 

After getting the containers in place, progress has continued, piece-by-piece.  In the end, the cabin home will have a kitchen, dining room, living room, wash and clothes area, and two queen beds. 

The home will be powered, at least in partial, by a small solar array.  Also, the downspout will be will be hooked up to a cistern to collect rainwater.  We'll keep watching as the final details fall into place.  In the mean time, check out the Hive Blog.  





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  • http://www.zeroenergy.com/individuals/p_okhouse.html kerry

    Look at this house, it uses containers too!

  • http://www.altenergystocks.com Tom Konrad

    Did they send you any more pictures of the inside? I’m trying to figure out what they did with the fireplace in the red container.

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    Rolu had another post with more pictures, and as you can see from one of them, the chimney juts out of the red container.

  • http://hivemodular.com Paul Stankey

    The wood stove is simply set in the middle of the wall in red, we will insulate and when we do we will have to put some non-combustible behind, I think it will be steel to keep with the aesthetic.

  • Cn Elrod

    my dad has 2 of these shipping containers for his .”tools” .personally ,this would be a much better use of them as he lives near the beach!!! 

  • shannon

    I would really like to see the finished product including the inside – i’m a visual….

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