Metal shipping containers typically smelting after 3-10 uses were purchased and modified in Long Beach, California. Edges and inner housings are laser cut to combine an assemblage of five shipping containers and delivered to the project site. Container seams are site welded and walls/ceilings are furred with rigid insulation and clad in finished plywood.
Above the residence is a single-span, corrugated metal roof with site-welded tubes mounted atop container edges. This roof creates a buffer between the shipping containers by “floating” above the existing cabin. A protection from wind and rain is also provided, and the interstitial space provides cross-ventilation in an effort to mitigate convection heating within the containers. All glazed ends are operable to encourage cross-ventilation within the unit and light-colored interior surfaces reduce the demand of electric lighting during the daytime.