The Black Star is Toronto’s first shipping container home, designed and built by Carl and Ana. It’s a hybrid structure with three used shipping containers forming one half of the house, and the other half is a conventional build, but it’s floating above the restaurant that the couple own, using pillars to support it.
Our video about building homes with shipping containers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRwGRvMhQT8
This build turned out beautifully and we loved checking out the interior and exterior design. We also chatted quite a bit with Carl and Ana about the process of building this home, and the advantages and challenges of building a house using containers.
They say the biggest challenges were insulating the containers, connecting them to another structure, and finding a way to drop them between two buildings and from a narrow alley way.
To see more photos of the build, check out Carl’s website:
To find out more about Ana’s yoga classes, check out Beleza Yoga:
The Harlem Underground Restaurant:
The containers in this video were modified by Storstac:
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Mat & Danielle
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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives
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Drone footage provided by Storstac:
Timelapse filmed by Susie Jaroszewska
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