This 2,000-square-foot home, the first shipping-container home in Arizona, is made from six recycled shipping containers. Located in historic Southside Flagstaff, this two-story dwelling has a capacious atrium-style living-dining room, two bedrooms, two baths, two studio/offices, full kitchen, greenhouse, and five decks that overlook the San Francisco Peaks and the lively street life of this friendly and outdoor-loving university town.
Comfortable in wintertime, with passive solar and in-floor radiant heating, and in summertime, with natural mountain breezes, the house collects solar electric power and harvests rainwater and snowmelt. The insulation is biofoam, recycled denim, and exterior ceramic coating. Aluminum dual-pane aluminum windows and translucent insulated fiberglass flood the space with natural light.
The recipient of a Coconino County Sustainability Award, the home was designed by artist Marie Jones and architects Tony Brown and Tom Hahn, and built by Dan Miller. Construction was completed in 2011.
This house is featured in Boutique Homes for 1-2 week rentals in May, October and January.