Repurposed Shipping Containers – Joshua Tree Escape
For our next instalment in our series discussing repurposed shipping containers, we’ll be discussing a
stunning desert escape in California’s Joshua Tree area. Built just this year, this Joshua Tree Escape is the vacation home of
famed Hollywood film producer, Chris Hanley, best known for the films, American Psycho and The
A Gorgeous Retreat in the Heart of the Desert | Joshua Tree Escape
This incredible home is made up of multiple shipping containers, arranged in a starburst formation.
The Joshua Tree Escape takes three-dimensional design to a whole new level, with containers oriented not just
horizontally, but on the diagonal as well, reaching up towards the sky at varying angles. The end
result is an incredible visual that stands out against the stark desert landscape. All of the shipping
containers are painted white, creating even more of a contrast against the natural environment.
The home was designed by James Whitaker of London’s Whitaker Studio design firm. Its original
intent was for use as an office for a startup company but the project was never built. Then, one of
Hanley’s friends mentioned the project to him and he was hooked on the design right from the start,
commissioning it to be built on his 90-acre Joshua Tree property.
Although it may look that way, the arrangement of each repurposed shipping container was not haphazard. The angle for
each container was set to take advantage of the beautiful scenery while also maximizing privacy. In
addition to providing beautiful views and natural light, the angled shipping containers also create
angular patterns in the high ceilings for a look that is truly unique.
The home totals about 2,000 square feet and includes three bedrooms, each with their own
bathroom. A kitchen and main living area complete the home. Windows adorn the ends of each
shipping container, allowing ample natural light into the home and providing incredible views of the
surrounding scenery. Solar panels on the roof of the garage power the entire home, minimizing its
impact on the natural environment.
Shipping Containers for Your Project
If this home inspires you to create your own shipping container property, our associates here at Port
Containers USA will be happy to help you achieve your goals. We have a wide range of used shipping
containers available for sale and for rent, encompassing a variety of styles. We’ll help you evaluate
your options and narrow down your choices to the perfect shipping containers to meet your needs.
Every shipping container we offer has been rigorously inspected to ensure that it meets our high
standards. We do everything in our power to verify that our containers are structurally sound and in
good condition before we release them to our clients. Get in touch with us today to learn more
about the shipping containers we currently have available. Our selection is constantly changing as
we receive new containers so be sure to check back often. If we don’t have what you are looking for
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