Solar Shipping Container House in Colorado

This is a solar-powered shipping container house in Nederland, Colorado.  It was designed by Studio H:T and completed in 2010 with two shipping containers that straddle a social and open central area with the kitchen, living room, and a loft, according to ArchDaily.  Studio H:T designed to award-winning home to be off-grid with a combination of solar orientation, passive cooling, a green roof, pellet-stove heating, and solar PV.

If you like this home, view our archive full of shipping container projects.

[+] More photos of the Shipping Container House at Studio H:T.

Credits: Braden Gunem Photography.


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  • amoyer147

    This is a nice house.  No wonder they used shipping containers, they need to hold up that water tank on the one roof.  I am sure they also have a beam in that space as well.  Only downfall to shipping containers is the height once inside.  I would haved liked to see more of this house.  Even the firms website doesn’t have that many pictures of this house.

  • http://rocknrollproblems.wordpress.com/ April

    The height inside a shipping container depends on the type of container you pick.  High cubes are 9’6″, which is more space than most homes.

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_Raposo Kevin Raposo

    Wow that’s really innovative stuff right there! 

  • Mikeehale55

    Begin with solar.
    Add solar shadow.
    Multiply by four.
    Extract the warmth and navigate through lots.

    Central and yet…   M.

  • http://www.facebook.com/notefromself Michael Self

    Overall, great. I love concrete floors, just not crazy about the stain/pattern on this one. I’m planning my shipping container house with a cross-breeze in every room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ACTOFCOURAGE Actof Courage

    WLYB….Great job, they do have “hi cube” containers gives you an extra 12 inches of height . Job well done Concrete floor is that instructional look, so cool Insulated garage doors?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ACTOFCOURAGE Actof Courage

    WLYB….Great job, they do have “hi cube” containers gives you an extra 12 inches of height . Job well done Concrete floor is that instructional look, so cool Insulated garage doors?

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