Kathy Tafel, KTainer, - California - 4 Shipping Container Home
I like the 24' length. It divides into spaces really easily - in half, thirds, fourths, sixths, and twelfths. A 20' container naturally divides in half, fourths, fifths, and tenths. I really like harmonic thirds. Having the high cube means 9' 6" ceilings. Many homes only have 8' ceilings in places.
Putting the four together, half the space is public, half private. The public half are two containers next to each other for living, kitchen, and dining. The private half are stacked on top of each other, for bedroom, half-bath, study and guest sleeping. The two sections are joined together with an 8 foot overlap, or, in thirds.
The long side of the house is then 40' long, and 24' wide, a nice 3/5 ratio. The long side of the house will face north-south, the short side east-west, for maximum passive solar optimization. Also the tall side of the house shades the living quarters for the better part of the morning.
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