The 'Octopod' is our shipping container cabin and it features a unique Hub and Spoke design. The 'Hub' is a large centre octagonal great room and each radiating container is a 'Spoke' that serves a different purpose. The name was inspired by our 4 year old daughter who is equally excited about the project as we are. The Octopod is based on the following design … [Read More...]
The OCTOPOD is now available for rent! Located near Bobcaygeon, ON (1.5h from Toronto), this summer we hosted tours for media including Cottage Life, Green Energy Futures and the general public. We even handed over the keys to those who wished to experience off-grid shipping container living. Here’s your chance! If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to live in […]
Our GEDO’16 participants were interested in designing lower carbon footprint homes, reducing the construction cost per square foot by using alternative construction materials such as re-purposed shipping containers and taking control of their growing hydro bills by incorporating a renewable energy system.