Just 35 minutes west of Calgary, a lakeside recreational community is turning shipping containers, also known as SeaCans, into cottages. CottageClub by Lamont Land Inc. is thinking outside of the box, literally, as they introduce a greener approach to cottage construction.
On Nov 26, 2018 the first SeaCan cabin was delivered and craned onto a concrete foundation. The SeaCan will be completed to lock-up stage, the interior of the cottage will then be finished on-site. At the same time, the exterior of the SeaCan will receive cladding, siding, and roofing on-site.
“We’ve used four SeaCans as a shell and joined them together like building blocks to create a comfortable place for cottagers to live”, says Project Manager, Don Stengler. “A single SeaCan has a narrow interior spec, but when three or more are placed together with a proper floor plan, it becomes a comfortable cottage. Plus, shipping containers provide an extremely strong and durable structure.”
CottageClub hopes their SeaCan cottages will become an affordable, energy efficient solution in Phase 4 of their project, for cottagers who are on a budget. SeaCan cottage owners can expect lower utility bills and from an environmental perspective, minimize the ecological footprint. The act of repurposing SeaCans fits right in with CottageClub’s ongoing sustainability initiatives. “Given the high quality of our SeaCan cottages, it is relatively simple and affordable to turn them into a NetZero cottage by simply adding a PV Solar system to the cottage”, says Stengler.
CottageClub is a year round, cottage resort located just 40 minutes from Canmore on Highway 1A and Range Road 60. For more details contact:
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