I don’t think that living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert is most people’s idea of fun, but just wait until you see what James Whitaker managed to create.
This amazing 200-square meter house is made from several joined shipping containers that are set at different angles. This arrangement creates the illusion of a blooming flower in the desert and honestly, it looks quite alien in the desert. The house has a kitchen, a living room and three en-suite bedrooms. The owner is an unnamed film producer who has a big passion for creative projects and this might be the most creative house yet!
“Earlier this year my client in LA had some friends visiting and, having a little time to spare, they all went on a road trip to visit the client’s plot of land in Joshua Tree,” said James. “One of the friends said, “you know what would look great here?”, before opening her laptop to show everyone a picture she’d seen on the internet. The picture was of an office that I’d designed several years ago but had never been built, so the next time the client was in London he got in touch and asked to meet up.”
The home will be named “The Joshua Tree Residence”. It will be constructed at the client’s 90 acre plot in California. The residence will be power by solar from the panels on the garage roof. It will allow for breathtaking views from the arid landscape. Do you still think that living in a shipping container in the desert sounds like a bad idea?