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Julie Hambleton
Julie Hambleton
September 15, 2022 ·  2 min read

This Massive Container Home Mansion Is a Must See

When you think about a home made from shipping containers, your first thought is probably a tiny house. This home in the Waikato region of New Zealand, however, is anything but tiny: This is a shipping container mansion, and it’s for sale. (1)

New Zealand’s Shipping Container Mansion

This incredible new home in Ohaupo, Waipa, in the Waikato region of New Zealand, is something to be seen. A shipping container mansion made of 12 industrial crates is redefining luxury living. (1)

At 3,000 square feet of living space, “tiny” is not a word that can be used to describe this home. This is just the main home: It also has a small cottage and six-car garage. (1)

Image Credit: Trademe

Designed by David Wade, the design includes (1):

  • Up to six bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • A double-volume living space
  • A media room with a TV
  • Open-concept high-end kitchen
  • Office space
  • Gym room
  • An infinity-style edge pool
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The home is situated in a lush green space with a beautiful pond in the backyard. (1)

The Build

The designer went for a more industrial-style look for the home. A concrete foundation creates the base of the central living space with the containers arranged on either side to create a huge, open-concept, two-level living space in the center of the home. (1)

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They insulated the inside of each of the containers with internal spray-foam to help keep the home warm in the winter months. Steel walls and tall glass windows close off the open living space in the center of the home. (1)

The walls of the living room are made almost entirely out of windows to let in as much natural light as possible. All of the rooms have large windows for plenty of light, and several, including the master bedroom, have balcony access. (1)

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The glass industrial door facing the pool can slide up to not only provide access to the pool but also bring fresh air inside the home. (2)

The garage can store up to six cars, and the separate cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (2)

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No need to worry about having enough outdoor space: The shipping container mansion is built on 6221 square meters of land. (2)

Highly Accessible

The house is built on a huge expanse of private property, but it is not as far away from civilization as it appears.

The village of Ohaupu is only a five-minute walk away. (2) Another 10 to 20 minutes away is (2):

  • Hamilton
  • Cambridge
  • Te Awamutu
  • Hamilton Airport
  • St Peter’s school

Currently the property price is $500,000 NZL (about $352,020 US). Check Trademe for more information on the listing. (2)

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