Home Contained Photo Tour

    Out of the Box

    I see homes where others see containers

    KMBC Features Home Contained

    Home Contained on MTV's Extreme Cribs

    New House on the Block

    Home Contained on Flickr

    Home Contained Photo Tour

    Jetson Green and Home Dsgn picked up on the appeal of Home Contained for their featured blog posts. Check out the gallery below by clicking on any image for a detailed glimpse of the retro modern Home Contained.

    Photos by: Matt Kocourek

                  

    Out of the Box

    Imagine a home where the yard doesn’t require mowing and where you are surrounded by nature even in the heart of a midwest winter. That, in a nutshell, is Debbie Glassberg's home, a prototype for Home Contained. This feature in KCH&G paints a compelling picture for what Home Contained is focused on providing: edible lawns, harvesting produce and vegetables from the garden, and surrounding oneself with a home that is nurturing and sustainable. Home Contained, a partnership with Kansas City-based BNIM, naturally brings about the deepest sustainable design practices. But beyond that, the notion is that good design is for everyone — and every type of space.

    From the article:

    “I wanted a boutique feeling in my living space,” Glassberg explains. “And if someone else were to use this space, it could easily be a yoga studio or something else. My house can be reinterpreted.”

    Glassberg and Nelson moved into the 2,600-square-foot home in March 2010 after an arduous construction process that began with her overseeing the pieces of her house loaded onto a ship in Shanghai. She acted as contractor for the project and hired renowned Kansas City-based architectural firm BNIM to bring her design to life. Laura Lesniewski, AIA, LEED AP and a BNIM principal, was the project manager and Steve McDowell, FAIA, LEED AP and a principal, was the lead architect.

    View the Article at Kansas City Home & Garden's website

    I see homes where others see containers

    KAKE TV's Hatteberg's People highlights Debbie Glassberg. This glimpse at her home, which is nearing completion, gives way to her overriding goals. As Debbie says, "It’s important that I create simpler ways and better ways for people to live their life and to have a little less maintenance,” Glassberg said.

    If her goals for her home aren't already an indication of her goals for Home Contained, the following statement sums it up: “I strive to be an inspiration to others so I want to be doing good things in any community that I live in, Glassberg said. It’s feeling really good. It feels right.”

    KMBC Features Home Contained

    KMBC's Beverly Chapman chronicled the construction of Debbie Glassberg's Brookside, Kansas City home in a three-part series that also exposes the other applications for Home Contained. As a prototype, this house was viewed as a pilot project for an affordable housing and shelter solution. The house intentionally set out to test all of the potential pitfalls, so that future Home Contained clients benefit from a streamlined process. As the articles explain:

    This model of house building could one day be used to help disaster victims who have lost their homes. The container homes could be shipped to the areas, ready to assemble, complete with decorating materials inside

    "I hope to be able to work with FEMA, HUD, and the Salvation Army," Glassberg said. Glassberg said she envisions smaller versions of the home that could be used for housing hurricane victims, homeless people and even college students in dormitories.

    To view the complete set of stories by KMBC, view the following links:
    Article One: Brookside Becomes Home To Container House
    Article Two: Home Made Of Cargo Containers Takes Shape
    Article Three: Woman Shows Off Home Made Of Metal Containers
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    Home Contained on MTV's Extreme Cribs

    Debbie's son, Sam, shows off the features of their container home to MTV Extreme Cribs. The light and airy house, created from 5 shipping containers, is a natural hub of entertainment for the family's friends.

    Tour the many features of the home, including the magnetic walls and rooftop gardens they use to grow food! The house starts at the 6:45 marker.

    New House on the Block

    When Apartment Therapy first saw the container home, it made their jaw drop. The Brookside Kansas City home is the new kid on the block, built in a neighborhood with established homes and a solid community. This home is quickly catching the interest of many. As a prototype for the Home Contained concept, it is just the first of many planned by Home Contained's team (Debbie Glassberg who partnered with BNIM to make the vision a reality). This home, built sustainably and with the comfort of users at heart, is a solid foundation for the expansion of the concept which is not limited to only residential structures.

    View Apartment Therapy's coverage here.

    Home Contained on Flickr

    From start to finish, the entire process of building Home Contained is documented on flickr.