Containing excitement – Ireland’s first shipping container home is ready

IRELAND’S first ever compliant shipping container house has been completed, exhibited to the public in Dublin, and is now being transported down to Cork.


Assembled on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham – from entirely donated materials and volunteer labour – the container home’s transport south has been funded by the auction of an original piece of art by street artist Danny Wynn.Carol Tallon and Derek Trenaman have been with the project from its genesis right up to its donation to St Vincent de Paul with a view to housing a Cork family before Christmas.Taking just three days to construct, the container home (pictured) concept is set to offer an ‘immediate solution’ to the current Irish housing crisis, according to Ms Tallon.When asked what the idea behind the project had been, property expert Ms Tallon said: ‘It shows that if we can build this in three days on a zero budget, then the Government can do so much better’.

 

Post Author: Izabella Jaworska