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Shipping Container House-Boats

Kairu House Floats off the Rockaway Peninsula in Jamaica Bay

— May 19, 2021 — Eco
This water-based home, dubbed Kairu House, floats off the Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay. Crafted from shipping container materials and Sapele wood, this two-story home is designed to rise and fall with the natural changes in the tide.

While its stationed area continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy a decade later, Kairu House's innovative reconstruction could become an affordable, sustainable and resilient option for many dwellers in the region. The 40-feet-tall main building is made from two diagonally-cut shipping containers stacked on top of each other.

Complete with one bedroom, a full bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living space, the Kairu House features two decks that overlook the bay. The home boasts 470 square feet of modern and contemporary interior finishes.

Image Credit: Yanko Design
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