A Timber Clad Contemporary Container Home in Quebec by Claudie Dubreuil and TLA Architects

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Claudie Dubreuil, a Canadian general contractor in Mirabel, Quebec, turned 4, 40′ shipping containers into a timber clad, contemporary and somewhat eclectic 3 bedroom home.

While it was an exciting proposition, she had a her fair share of challenges especially finding an engineering firm that could cut the shipping containers and install windows and doors (she got rejected by 4 different firms). She did, however, find it easy purchasing the containers which cost between $2,800 – $3,200 (Canadian) which comes to about N 320, 000 – N 600, 000 each. Her full experience including images are detailed in the Houzz feature embedded below.

Houzz Tour: Shipping Containers Make for an Unusual Home



Location: Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, Canada
Client: Claudie Dubreuil
Size: 178 sq m
Cost: Canadian $350,000 – $400,000 (about N 55 000 000), including lot, excavation, labor and materials
Team: TLA architectes; engineer: NCK
For even more images and details including floor plans and drawings, you should see this publication by shipping container homes.