Oct 17, 2012

Container homes by MEKA World

I just discovered this prefab container house company from Canada.  That's right, all these home models are made from metal shipping containers!  They have six very impressive container home designs to choose from.  The number in the model name tells you how many square feet the design has.  For example, the ALP 320 is 320 square feet.  You can find more photos and floor plans on their website, MEKAworld.com.  All photo and image credits in this post go to MEKA World.  The models and current prices (in USD) as of the day of this post are listed below...
ALP 320         $45,000      
SOL 480         $55,200   
VOR 640        $73,600     
THOR 960     $110,400   
HELA 1280   $147,200      
ALP 320 Exterior

ALP 320 floor plan.

ALP 320 Interior

The ALP 320 shown above is a studio model (no separate bedroom).  The SOL 480 and VOR 640 are both one bedroom models. The THOR 960 has two bedrooms, one up and one down.  The HELA 1280 is a three bedroom unit with two bedrooms on the second floor and one on the first. The THOR and HELA both have two bathrooms, the ALP, SOL, and VOR have just one bathroom each.  I love the fact that they show many of their completed designs with solar panels and rain barrels.

THOR 960
VOR 640
HELA 1280
The MEKA World prefabricated shipping container homes are completely finished inside and out.  They are wired, plumbed, and well insulated.  Bathroom fixtures are installed, as are kitchen cabinets.  I am not sure about kitchen appliances.  I suspect the solar panels and rainwater catchment systems are extra. 

Floor plans for the HELA 1280
I will provide some interior photos and the company's website below.

HELA 1280 Interior
Bathroom.  Note skylight over shower.
Bedroom in HELA 1280
You can see and learn more at MEKA World's website:    

Click here to go to an older post of mine that features a very good video about a MEKA World container home.  Once on the page, scroll down toward the end of the post to find the video. 

Click here to see my first design for an 8' x 20' container home.

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  1. These look more like really good renderings than actual structures.

  2. Hmmm... Now that you mention it, they do. Isn't that the same bike leaning against both the Hela and the Thor?