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.
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Kairu House Floats off the Rockaway Peninsula in Jamaica Bay
1. Shipping-container-home - The trend of constructing houses with shipping container materials is increasing.
2. Sustainable-housing - Sustainability is becoming a primary factor in designing homes.
3. Water-based-housing - Housing that can rise and fall with the natural changes in water bodies is becoming popular.
1. Construction-industry - The construction industry has an opportunity to innovate in designing affordable, sustainable, and resilient homes.
2. Real-estate-industry - The real estate industry has an opportunity to tap into the growing demand for sustainable and innovative housing.
3. Shipping-container-industry - The shipping container industry has an opportunity to diversify its market by promoting its products as a sustainable material choice for home construction.