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Project: My Home
Area: 26 sqm (280 sqft)
Location: Wertheim, Germany
Photography: Stefan Hohloch
Sustainability and innovation are the cornerstones of the 2700 sqm large future-oriented “My Home” residential park (shipping container tiny homes village) in Wertheim, Germany. “My Home” consists of 21 furnished apartments, created by containers, aimed at businesses, business travelers and tourists in the area, who appreciate their own private living space rather than a standard hotel room when away from home.
The project was developed by Felix von Knobelsdorff, Clemens Müller and Nicolas de Fejer, while the framework for the groundbreaking project with its challenging and sustainable architecture was created by German supplier and partner, Containerwerk.
The shipping container tiny homes village is designed to fit optimally into the surroundings with sufficient space for green areas between the apartments. The facades of untreated regional wood create an aesthetic and harmonious transition between nature and the raw shipping container architecture.
Each apartment is created by a 40-foot shipping container, which is transformed into a living room with full comfort and hotel-like ambiance. These are assembled into groups of three, all units with distinctive full-length windows in the gable, from which one can enjoy an unobstructed view of nature.
Inside, the shipping container tiny home offers 26 sqm, which is more private space and flexibility than most hotel rooms. All include a fully equipped kitchenette, a private terrace, a separate entrance, a light and airy dining and work area for up to 4 people, a car park next to the entrance as well as the feeling of living in your own home.
Description by “My Home”
Temporary living in a shipping container tiny home.
Trip around the world ends in Wertheim. Unusual upcycling idea creates new, modern living space.
A new home for disused overseas containers and a special feeling of wellbeing for guests, that is the idea behind the boarding house, which is currently being built in the industrial and commercial area of Reinhardshof in Wertheim. The excavators have been rolling since mid-September, so that by the end of the year 21 small, fully-fledged, single-storey micro-houses will emerge from former freight containers on Theodor-Heuss-Strasse.
The first guests are expected to move in March 2020. On 26 square meters they will find everything they expect from a modern hotel room; in addition, a kitchenette, a private terrace, a parking space and “the good feeling of living like in your own house,” says Felix von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of the temporary property MAX Wertheim GmbH, which is responsible for the construction.
Everyone finds their home in the cozy shipping container tiny homes village
• for people who want to live flexibly, easily and for a limited time
• for people working temporarily nearby
• for relatives of people in a nursing home or hospital
• for open-minded adventurers who want to spend a different night and are tired of staying in hotels
Make yourself at home
• living like in your own house in a small space
• bright and spacious living atmosphere on 26 square meters
• separate entrance and private terrace
• light-flooded dining and work area for up to 4 people
• equipped kitchenette with hot plates, microwave, coffee machine and refrigerator
• double bed for 1-2 people (140 x 200 cm)
• sofa bed for 1-2 people (140 x 200 cm)
• modern bathroom with shower (hairdryer available)
Resource-saving and contemporary
Felix v. Knobelsdorff and his colleagues Clemens Müller and Nicolas de Fejer have known each other for almost 20 years from their work in construction and interior design. Through joint projects, they established contacts with the Stuttgart start-up container plant, which buys used shipping containers and converts them into high-quality, energy-efficient living spaces. All three were enthusiastic about the resource-saving approach of combining sustainability with a modern atmosphere and flexible living. “In addition, we travel a lot ourselves professionally and were fed up with the dark, stuffy corridors and confining rooms in many hotels,” explains civil engineer Müller. Nicolas de Fejer: “We are united by curiosity to implement something completely new and ecologically meaningful.”
The trip goes on
We are a container plant. Developer, designer and maker. We have answers to housing shortages, inexpensive, resource-saving and contemporary living sought and found.
In the interests of the circular economy and ecological and social sustainability, Containerwerk acquires used ocean freight containers and refines the corpus into high-quality and inexpensive living space.
We were convinced and fascinated by the idea of building with used sea freight containers
we first deal with the building block, the “brick” of this architecture process developed that turns a container into a universal, sustainable living module.
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|Address||Theodor-Heuss-Straße 31, 97877 Wertheim, Germany|