Coming Home to a Shipping Container
And the container wasn’t orange when they went with Mr. Steele to pick it out,
but as Ms. Volker said, “If you’re going to do this thing, you might as well announce it’s a container.”
Building with shipping containers isn’t exactly new, but until recently it hasn’t been exactly mainstream either.
“You’re constructing something that we associate with the most stable thing in our lives,” said
Mr. Steele, founder of Steele House, a firm that designs and builds container structures.
“I think people are drawn to it, not away,” said Mr. Foster, who founded Foster Supply
and Hospitality, a group of hotels in the Catskills, with Ms. Foster.
“Anything that’s seaworthy is construction-worthy,” said Mr. Galvin, whose company gets its material
from ConGlobal Industries, which sells shipping containers of varied age and quality.
“It is why we leave the container exposed — it creates tension between movement and stability.”
This particular container home, in Sullivan County, designed by Bigprototype
and Tim Steele Design, belongs to Robyn Volker, 57, and her wife, Anke Irmscher, 54.
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