Located in Victoria, British Columbia, this charming container home, named the Zigloo, is an eco-friendly, cost-effective alternative to traditional housing. With three bedrooms and two stories, the shipping container home offers plenty of space for guests or a family.
Created with eco-friendly materials, including low-voltage lights and energy-efficient appliances, the 1,920-square-foot (178 sq. m) house is cozy yet spacious. The living area stays warm in the winter with the help of a gas fireplace. Heated concrete floors make it less startling to walk barefoot around the house on a snowy day! An open floor plan creates an airy feel.
The contemporary kitchen offers built-in, custom storage shelves that are open and visually appealing. Outfitted with the most modern appliances, the space is a chef's dream!
The kitchen gives way to a dining area adjacent to the staircase. Bamboo floors add polish to the space and complete the design of the home's lower level. Pendant lighting is elegant and sophisticated while keeping the home inviting and warm.
The wooden staircase, framed with metal fencing, adds an industrial feel to the home and leads you upstairs to discover the bedrooms and bathroom.
An oversized master bedroom includes large windows and an attached bathroom. The view is spectacular!
The bathroom features a claw-foot tub in a private area.
A stand-up shower, vanity and toilet are on the other side of the wall. A circular mirror adds a whimsical, chic touch to the space.
Check out the balcony space! The Zigloo allows you to enjoy plenty of fresh air via balconies attached to the containers with steel rods and turnbuckles. The glass doors on each balcony were placed specifically to maximize sunlight streaming through the windows and create a homey, cheerful space.