This R5 million South African home is made from 7 shipping containers

Pam Golding is marketing a unique property on Cape Town’s South Peninsula – made entirely from shipping containers.

The home owners conducted extensive research of container home construction, both in SA and internationally – to ensure that it meets National Home Builders Registration Council standards and is fully compliant, Pam Golding said.

“Drone footage and 3-D modelling software allowed for a holistic understanding of the building site, and the construction requirements,” it said.

Seven shipping containers were welded together to create an elevated, double-volume structure with 180-degree views of the sea and mountain.

“Containers are increasingly being accepted as a form of durable building material, and are seen as being on a par with brick for longevity,” Pam Golding said.

The aim of the project was to create a home that was not only sensitive to the environment, but that was consciously made of repurposed and upcycled material.

“Who would have thought that a squash court, the stern of a pirate ship from a movie set and discarded flag poles from Hout Bay could find a new lease on life in a contemporary container home that has become somewhat of an attraction in this South Peninsula suburb,” it said.

Upcycling is evident throughout – from the Oregon pine floors reclaimed from a heritage property in Stellenbosch, to the woodchips used outside that were taken from stables in Noordhoek.

“The clever use of reclaimed materials means that the home exudes a sense of understated luxury. A customized kitchen, with ample space for entertaining, has top-end finishes. Three of the four upstairs bedrooms boast panoramic sea and mountain views. Repurposed figureheads, taken from a film set, add a touch of dramatic glamour as the frames for bathroom mirrors,” the property firm noted.

Pam Golding Properties is marketing this home in Glencairn Heights, for R5.175 million.


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This R5 million South African home is made from 7 shipping containers