Couple builds home out of 4 steel shipping containers

A couple living in Luskville, Que., built an entire house with materials that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

'It was an adventure for everybody, and not always that easy,' Luskville, Que., homeowner says

A couple in Luskville, Que. built their home using four old steel shipping containers. 2:17

A couple living in Luskville, Que., built an entire house with materials that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

Kirk Finken, left, and Natalie Fraser, right, built their home using four old shipping containers. (CBC)
It's hard to tell from the finished product that it's anything but a brand new home, but the walls have actually crossed oceans and continents.

Four steel shipping containers were used to build the house, along with wood strapping and soy-based foam insulation.

The containers are leftovers from global trade. Delivered to your doorstep, they cost about $4,000 per container.

Kirk Finken and his partner Natalie Fraser say they've learned a lot from the experience. They plan to expand the home into a community yoga studio.

"It was an adventure for everybody, and not always that easy," Finken said.

On mobile? Take a tour of the home by clicking here.

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