This 2,000-square-foot home, the first shipping-container home in Arizona, is made from six recycled shipping containers. Located in beautiful historic Flagstaff, this two-story dwelling has a capacious atrium-style living-dining room, two bedrooms, two baths, two studio/offices, full kitchen, greenhouse, and five decks that overlook the San Francisco Peaks and the lively street life of this friendly and outdoor-loving university town.
Comfortable in wintertime, with passive solar and in-floor radiant heating, and in summertime, with natural mountain breezes, the house collects solar electric power and harvests rainwater and snowmelt. The insulation is biofoam, recycled denim, and exterior ceramic coating. Aluminum dual-pane aluminum windows and translucent insulated fiberglass flood the space with natural light.
The recipient of a Coconino County Sustainability Award, the home was designed by artist Marie Jones and architects Tony Brown and Tom Hahn, and built by Dan Miller. Construction was completed in 2011.
This house is featured in Boutique Homes for 2-4 week rentals in May, October and January.
More About Flagstaff
At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff lies at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, is a short drive to the red rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek, the artist town of Jerome, the Grand Canyon, and countless hiking and mountain bike trails. It’s proximity to the great Navajo and Hopi lands make it a culturally rich and diverse community. The Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) is an extensive combination of village sidewalks, pathways, forest and mountain trails, accessible for walking or biking from the house. It is a two hour drive from Phoenix/Scottsdale.
A pedestrian town, mountain or town bike rentals are available for those who like to keep their car parked. It’s possible to arrive here sans vehicle altogether, arriving at the train station via shuttle from the Phoenix airport, by train from Los Angeles or Albuquerque, and renting a car within walking distance for longer trips.
North of the railroad tracks is the charming historic and tourist area, abundant with shopping, restaurants, outdoor events and festivals. This house is on the south side of the tracks, a funkier, burgeoning arts district with galleries, coffeehouses, artisan and casual restaurants and brewpubs. All of Flagstaff is a food-lovers place, with world class coffee, beer and local wines and an emphasis on local food supplies at it’s many restaurant options. There is a natural grocery within walking distance of the house, several charming provisional shops, and a Whole Foods about a mile away.