Sunset Cargotecture Home

We take a 15-year-old shipping container and reinvent it as a backyard getaway

Blank slate

Photo by E. Spencer Toy

Blank slate

What started as a blank slate in a corner of our parking lot, quickly transformed into the Sunset Make It Your Own home and garden. Unexpected rains didn’t dampen the excitement for the arrival of our shipping container home.

Here comes the house

Photo by E. Spencer Toy

Here comes the house

Seattle’s HyBrid Architecture designs homes from recycled shipping containers.  The Sunset Cargotecture home was built in three weeks at the OneBuild  http://www.onebuildinc.com/ factory in Oregon. Here it is arriving at our campus.

Cargotecture: Instant home

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Instant home

Once we position the container, we have three days to install and furnish the garden—designed by Hindesign—in time for Celebration Weekend.

Birds and bees

Photo by E. Spencer Toy

Birds and bees

We fill the garden with drought-tolerant plants that attract birds and bees. Edged with a dry-stack rock wall, this spot for bees features the modern Hex Hive.

Nature’s art

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Nature’s art

Succulent orbs created by DIG Gardens are a soft contrast to the container’s box architecture.

A place to roost

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A place to roost

What’s a modern backyard without a chicken coop? The KippenHouse offers a mod space for your hens, with a garden roof for your veggies.

 

Our backyard retreat complete

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Our backyard retreat complete

This 15-year-old container is transformed with Andersen Windows’ hinged patio doors,  redwood decking from The California Redwood Company, and a Sunbrella awning.

 

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