We have been working of the idea of living and working out of our Main Street location. So far we have looked at standard construction of a smaller homes with an commercial office, a two story container structure with residential space upstairs and an office in the lower container, and even a tiny home, all site plans include a separate garage.
Our new residential structure would be built with the use of three shipping containers designed and built to match the look and feel of the current location. Units will use natural colors, wood siding, and trees to blend the units into the existing gardens and landscape.
The container units will be fabricated offsite by a Carolina Containers and then delivered to the site. Our home will use highly efficient insulation, HVAC and windows will help lower our carbon footprint. In addition, we plan to add sustain power for the home, garage and business with the use of Tesla's Solar Roof and power solution. Sustainability is more than a buzzword to us. It’s a cost saver, an resource saver, and a way of life.
Our container home will be constructed next to our exiting Bonsai Garden and under the Grand Willow Oak at the rear of the property. Trees, shrubs, and a vegetable garden with fill in the rest of the grounds, with water coming from large rain catchment units.
The HOME@TGM project, a small and ultra-sustainable residential structure, that will showcase the many ways in which sustainable living and working can go hand-in-hand with attractive design.
Container Home Video
Architect : Hale Architecture, PC
Consulting Engineer : Harry Mitchell
Container Design : Cottage Homes
Container Supplier and Fabricator : Carolina Containers
To create a living & working energy smart location that supports a sustainable life style.
839 S. Main Street located in the Town of Wake Forest, NC
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For the tiny home option, we are interested in Minimaliste's Noyer model.
The interior of the Noyer gives the impression of being in a small apartment, with the elements creating the effect of distinct living areas. The general appearance is very warm, due to the different colors used for wood and other materials. As you can see in the pictures, the wood is clearly in the spotlight in this house!