Lifestyle

Are You Ready to Build a Container Van Home?

Read these reminders first before you embark on a fun yet challenging journey
Comments

Perhaps what makes Vessel Hostel a hit among guests—apart from giving excellent service and being an ideal place to stay in when in La Union—is its unique structure and undeniable beach vibe.

Made of upcycled container vans, it’s found above architect-couple Buji and Nikki Libarnes’s cozy home which also features the same materials. If you’re curious about building a container van home, here are must-read tips to keep in mind:


On the kind of container you should get

If possible, choose high cube container vans for a better floor-to-ceiling height. It's worth the additional cost.


On moving the container to the site

Check for tight streets and corners as well as trees, portals, and low electrical wires that might get in the way. You will need a vertical clearance of at least 15 feet.

On positioning the container

In determining the proper orientation, consider insulation and sun shading. Remember that you may need an actual crane to lower the container van onto the building site.

Click here to see more photos and learn more about Buji and Nikki's unique and inspiring home in La Union.

This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Real Living Team for RealLiving.com.ph
View Other Articles From Real Living Team for RealLiving.com.ph
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
I was promised dick. I am underwhelmed, just like every other time this has happened.
 
Share
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. has been working in Palawan since its mother corporation launched the Malampaya Project in 2000.
 
Share
 
Share
So you can give gifts that aren't just material objects.
 
Share
Giant collars! Cape-slash-parkas! Yellow! The actor isn't afraid of anything.
 
Share
Yep, there actually is a good commute shoe.
 
Share
Study says getting a new PC is cheaper than constantly repairing old ones.
 
Share
The Franco-Swiss watchmaker is part of a star-studded gang of 25 collaborators.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us