A shipping container home in Stratford, described by many as the ultimate in sustainable living, has been listed for sale at a cool £75,000.
The micro-home located in an industrial yard adjacent to the ABBA Arena offers quick access to West Ham’s London Stadium and Olympic Park, although it appears to have no bathroom.
The ESG-compliant, low-energy container is referred to as a “40HQ”, referring to a 40-foot-long unit with a higher ceiling than the manufacturer’s basic model. Measuring 8 foot wide, it is 4 foot narrower than a standard single garage.
So, essentially, that leaves you with enough space to squeeze in a nice sofa and double bed as well as a kitchenette. However, we’re not sure what kind of utilities the container boasts or how they may be charged.
It is impressive, nevertheless, utilising live data and innovative technology while also surpassing government building regulations for sustainability.
By harnessing the power of live data, the container home gives new meaning to the term ‘environmentally friendly’. It allows the occupier to stay connected through real-time data which provides stats on everything from air quality and humidity level to energy consumption and temperature. This provides an unmatched level of ease and comfort, according to the manufacturer, while allowing the homeowner to take better control over their environmental impact.
The container also boasts impressive ventilation technology where the system ‘intelligently’ circulates and filters the indoor air, ensuring optimal air quality at all times. No more stuffy rooms but a rejuvenating atmosphere to welcome you back home from a long day at work!
As for heating, the container boasts super low-power infrared technology, helping to minimise energy usage while providing optimal warmth and comfort. It definitely consumes less power than conventional heating solutions, so that’s another great selling point for those looking into buying a sustainable home.
The container’s manufacturer claims that it is a testament to luxurious living, complete with bespoke interiors which can be modified to each user’s unique preferences.
However, residents will have to contend with the current location as it is not currently being offered on a “live anywhere” basis. Furthermore, the 320 sq. ft. shipping container will likely not qualify for a mortgage, although potential buyers will find it comforting to know its freehold status.
Live-in shipping container units tend to boast form in this part of Stratford, where both the ABBA Arena and London Stadium attract a sizable crowd looking for a not-too-fancy overnighter.
Live-in premises built from shipping containers have become commonplace across the UK, housing the nation’s homeless, although not necessary without controversy in many cases.
London’s desperate first-time buyers are still hesitant to embrace the trend on a widespread basis as they are not sure what they’re signing up for.
Will it have Wi-Fi? Will there be a garden area? Will there be proper bathrooms in it? And the list of questions continues.
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