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Honomobo Shipping Container Homes

Honomobo is a new Canadian company that builds beautiful and highly efficient shipping container homes. They are based out of Alberta and have the ability to ship anywhere in North America. The founders Devon Siebenga and Daniel Engelman have extensive backgrounds in the field and have found a way to supply North America with a simple and efficient way to build. Honomobo is not just a low price home. They are finding a home for the over abundance of shipping containers that litter our country. We all know that living within our means and staying environmentally positive are a tough task when building a new home. Honomobo uses modern technology, highly efficient heating/cooling systems, and high-grade insulation to increase efficiency. Their Net Positive package enables their homes to produce more energy than they consume on an annual basis.

Honomobo has done what no Edmonton based company has ever done before and has successfully delivered Edmonton’s very first shipping container home. This innovative Alberta-based company is leading the way with factory-built shipping container homes and has made adding a home to your back yard or lake lot easier than ever.

Honomobo is about genuineness, tangible design, and responsibility. Built within 10-12 weeks with 95% of the construction performed in a controlled environment, a Honomobo reduces material waste, and cuts the construction timeline on site from months to weeks. A Honomobo has endless applications; from a laneway home, a cabin out in the woods, to a single-family home or multi-family development. They range in size from 200 sq/ft to 1380 sq./ft, they can be stacked or relocated at a later date, and comes solar ready with the option to go Net Positive! Simplifying the construction process and building more responsibly can be a reality.

Honomobo homes are CSA approved, which assures that your home has been engineered and built to meet the local building code of where it will be permanently placed. They have been designed and sealed by registered professionals to be compliant with the local building code and are permitted by local municipalities as standard permanent homes. A Honomobo home uses all the same finishes as high-end homes, drywall, quartz, cedar, and spray foam insulation. Their open floor plans, plenty of storage and floor to ceiling windows presents beauty while maintaining functionality.

Honomobo is really pushing the status quo when it comes to modernized homes. “We’ve done more than just make housing simpler, we’ve infused our homes with technology and pushed the envelope when it comes to building smart.”

Why shipping containers?

When Shipping containers were originally created, they were designed with modularity in mind. They were required to withstand all kinds of abuse as they journey through some of the world’s harshest climates. From salt water to freezing temperatures, a shipping container is meant to handle the worst of the worst while protecting some of the world’s most precious cargo. Comprised of corten steel, it is in a shipping containers DNA to protect itself from any corrosion or rust, and when they fall off the ship they can take up to a week to sink. With more boxes being imported than exported, we have an opportunity to reuse something that is desperately looking for a new home.

Modular construction isn’t a new idea, but often when people think modular they think temporary and temporary often means junk. But with shipping containers, modular just means flexibility without jeopardizing quality. Pre-manufactured modular construction is a more versatile and predictable way to build.
Honomobo supplies everything required for your home to be move-in ready and the only things they need from you is a foundation, and services. Most people choose a local contractor to help with the permit submission, and civil works. Honomobo works hand and hand with you and your contractor to ensure that your property is ready for your new home. From there they will be in and out of your property within a week!

Generations of families can be close in the case of ageing parents who would like to downsize and be close to family while respecting privacy and boundaries, or even kids who are nearly ready to head out on their own journey but may need a stepping stone.

“Our concept is simple. Take a durable, readily available, and cost effective structure (the shipping container), and turn it into a sleek, beautiful living space. We have embraced the essence and durability of the container while turning it into a livable, efficient, modern home.” explains Siebenga.

Building a new home is typically a stressful and overwhelming process. Honomobo makes building simple, quick, and predictable. Connecting you with the outdoors and making a positive impact is just the start. With orders already placed across North America, Honomobo is changing the way we think about living.

For information please contact:
Mark Kohlen | mark.kohlen@honomobo.com | 250.253.4075
Modern. Beautiful. Modular


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Connie Spooner - December 28, 2016 Reply

Hi Mark. I would like to know more about your container homes: prices, floor plans, features, and details. I do not need a new home today but have been searching for a tiny home plan that will work in the future. Yours actually seems close to the concept I had in mind. I would appreciate more info, please…Connie

Jeannine Huddleston - July 20, 2020 Reply

Interested in your homes. Please send floor planes sizes, etc. Do you work in the USA?

    Kent Griswold - July 21, 2020 Reply

    Jeannine, please go their website as this is just a post about them.

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