Wye River Container House

Perched on a hillside overlooking the ocean, the Wye River Container House is an off-grid retreat on Australia's Surf Coast. The home is made up of three 20-foot containers sitting on a foundation of stilts. A pair of the units forms the main living space while the remaining volume houses two bedrooms. Their exterior is clad in a dark galvanized steel. Fitted with planting wires and a grass roof, the facade blends into the surrounding forest landscape. Internally, marine plywood gives the interior a minimal but warm aesthetic. Glazing in the rear opens out to a south-facing deck affording views of the nearby sea.