A houseboat made from a shipping container. Photo courtesy Steve White.

A houseboat made from a shipping container. Photo courtesy Steve White.

Working Waterfront: The mantra for the 21st century is to do more with less, and many building pioneers are exploring how to repurpose material to construct homes. A new example can be seen at a marina in Belfast [Maine], where Brooklin boatbuilder Steve White has parked his new houseboat, constructed from shipping containers.

But if you go down to the marina for a look, don’t expect to see two big steel boxes welded together. While White’s houseboat does have an unusual design when compared to other architecture in Belfast, it’s also welcoming, with a warm red exterior paint and spacious windows. The interior is just as inviting, with radiant heat, bamboo flooring, and a sleek kitchen.

Read more about Steve White’s Maine houseboat, built from a shipping containers.

 

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