Socotra Island, Yemen, Container ECO-RESORT, Hotel and 14 Villas


MB Consultancy visualizes shipping containers micro-homes as affordable housing in Socotra island.

The main conceptual design is based on affordable housing, eco-friendly design. We propose a housing unit of 60m2 as two (40 feet) shipping containers laid next to each other and joined together with a rectangular extension.

The overall master plan is made of 12 individual units. The design of recycled shipping containers was chosen for the project to keep costs low and allow off-site prefabrication while re-using existing structures would have an environmental benefit.

Developed as part of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

The 2019-2020 year