Container Living in Cebu

This is a new pet project of mine which will hopefully be a blessing for people having problems with housing construction or land ownership in Cebu. Quite simply you can take your house when you leave! Not only that if you make it a permanent structure its more secure, termites arent a problem. Stable in winds of upto 100mph and gives you a very modern looking house. Which can be added to at a later date. Currently im in the design stages of our two bedroomed house which ive currently based round this structure as Phase 1. Later there will be a phase 2. Adding another house to our compound and phase 3. Will add bedrooms 3 and 4. So to the plans!!

 

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3d image,shipping container home The design is still in its early stages and looking at taking around 40sqm of a 400 sqm site up which leaves plenty of room for the garden and a couple of goats. Which keeps us happy. The roof section i havent drawn yet due to still getting to grips with the software (drawing arches) But will add as soon as i work it out. But you get the picture. The outside will be cladded over after installing a heat reflective thermal board to keep the temperature down. The roof section is something very different in design to what you would expect on a house as its main use is to get rid of heat and cut down on rain noise. Over the rainfall.. (its a sealed unit rain isnt going to get in).

The second plan is of what is known in the Philippines as a bed spacer. Which is mainly used for student accomodation away from home. Very simple bunk beds, toilet, shower, writing desk and a closet. Each unit consists of space for 4 students and ive designed it so the units can be stacked in two modules high and later extending sideways.

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The way it has been designed is that the balcony can be altered to accomodate the next unit to left or right hand sides. The stairs would be removed and replaced with a stairway at the balcony creating a new 1st floor access gantry area. Ive designed it this way so that people can add or alter to theyre current financial ability. This can be “as is” or the type of roof structure ive designed for my main house, aswell as the roof area housing water tanks and maybe a lighting generator/battery backup if needed.

These are current works in progress but you are free to offer comments or advice and within the next 6 months there will be the house completed and maybe a bedspacer/apartment completed so watch this space as photos are likely to appear! Not only are we building these for ourself but we can build and supply yours. Ive had experience in similar building construction in the UK and europe for over 10 years. If interested please feel free to email mattwilkie@tropicalpenpals.com

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4 comments for “Container Living in Cebu

  1. Robert
    May 4, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Please send me more information on this type of housing. Thanks

  2. Robert
    May 4, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Please send me more information on this type of housing. Thanks

  3. Tropicalpenpals
    May 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Are you based in the Philippines? There are a lot of variations to this but ideally you need a heat reflective paint which has been developed in Europe although not so easy to find in the Philippines. The biggest issue I have is sourcing the right materials for the project.

  4. Matt Wilkie
    May 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Are you based in the Philippines? There are a lot of variations to this but ideally you need a heat reflective paint which has been developed in Europe although not so easy to find in the Philippines. The biggest issue I have is sourcing the right materials for the project.