Container homes are becoming the go-to solution for first-time homeowners. More cost effective and with a shorter lead time, it could be the answer to those trying to get a foot onto the property ladder.
But don’t go comparing these structures to the hideous looking steel containers you’ll find on the side of the road; container homes have grown up to become something to behold in the property market, something that screams “Hi, look at me!”
One such home belongs to former nightclub owner Lucas Steyn. When he envisioned eco-conscious living, he went completely off the grid with sustainable shipping containers. “I scrolled around on social media one night and came across a conversion someone had done in the States,” he told Top Billing. He became obsessed with container conversions and decided to incorporate it into his home.
Cape Town-based Berman-Kalil helped bring his vision to life. “That was one of our first luxury products where we looked at it and thought maybe there’s something to this,” says Bradley Berman, founder and co-owner of the company that specialises in innovative housing solutions.