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Shipping Container Home Unfolds To Create Extra Living Space

Shipping Container Home Unfolds To Create Extra Living Space
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The Port-A-Bach by Atelierworkshop is an upcycled container with movable walls that sleeps two adults and two children.

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 january 2013

The Port-A-Bach by New Zealand-based studio Atelierworkshop, is a vacation home made out of an upcycled shipping container. The prototype was built in Hangzhou, China and shipped to New Zealand, where it forms part of the permanent collection at Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth.

Shipping Container Vacation Home Unfolds To Create New Living Spaces

Instead of being confined to the area within the enclosed container, the home opens out to provide further living spaces. The side of the container folds down to create a porch where families can sit and relax, while the back doors open out to create bunk beds.

Shipping Container Vacation Home Unfolds To Create New Living Spaces

The portable vacation home comfortably sleeps two adults and two children. It featuers large internal storage cupboards and shelves, a stainless steel kitchen with fittings, and a bathroom with an open shower, sink, and a composting toilet.

Shipping Container Vacation Home Unfolds To Create New Living Spaces

Port-A-Bach’s interior fabric screen system provides the versatility of creating separate rooms within the large open living space, sectioning the zones into a double bedroom, dressing room, kitchen, and bathroom.

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