The Indianapolis Home Show organizers are ready to show you a house in ship-shape.
In fact, one might even say shipping shape.
That’s because the event Jan. 20-29 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center will feature Custom Container Builders’ customized, 1,808-square-foot, two-story shipping container home for this year’s Centerpiece Home. It will include four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a front and back porch along with a balcony.
Outside the home will be a poolside casita — a small container cottage — with a pool.
“When building a container home, you don’t have the limitations of a stick-built house, so that allows for more creativity and more openness in the container build,” said Custom Container Builders Managing Partner Mike Lewis. “These shipping containers are made to be wind and watertight, making them extremely durable and offering a structural strength and integrity superior to wood. A container home can also be built 30 percent quicker and with a reduced construction cost than the custom stick-built house.”
The oldest home show in North America offers the latest in decorating, landscaping, construction and remodeling ideas. Visitors can talk to hundreds of home and decor experts for advice and explore thousands of the newest home products.
The Indianapolis Home Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces more than 75 consumer shows in North America, including home, garden, holiday and wedding shows. The 75-plus combined events, in 35 markets, currently attract 22,000 exhibitors, 2 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually.