Victoria, British Columbia — Green Home For Sale

Shipping Container Home in the heart of Victoria, BC. Constructed of 8-20' shipping containers, separate studio space and private parking.

Listing ID: 19344

  • Green Home
  • Green PreFab

Asking Price (USD) $728,000
Annual Property Tax $2,400
Annual Utility Cost $750
Home Area 2,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 3920 sq ft
Year Built 2006

Property Description

The home that has garnered so much attention over the last 7 years is being sold. The first of it’s kind in Canada – the zigloo domestique house is a celebrated example of modern, green, efficient design. The 2000 sqft plan includes an open living/dining/kitchen space, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (that can be easily converted to 4 bedrooms) and a separate office space. The details were well considered, the mechanical systems were thoroughly researched and the surrounding environment plays a pivotal role in the efficiency of the home. Some of the green aspects of this house are super efficient soy-based spray foam insulation, hot water on demand in-floor heating system, a green roof, and numerous up-cycled materials (including 8 shipping containers). Custom design features include vaulted ceilings, feature staircase, master bedroom fireplace, stainless steel appliances and floor to ceiling glazing. Location is just as important as detailing, and zigloo domestique has location in spades. At the cross roads of the Fernwood Neighbourhood (shopping, dining and entertainment), and just a 20 minute walk to Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour. Stroll to the business district, shopping and all the cultural attractions the city has to offer.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

*Structural framework and exterior cladding made with end-of-life shipping containers.
*Other details utilize up cycled stairs, claw foot tub, and built-in storage.
*Soy-based spray foam insulation.
*Efficient hot water on-demand heating and residential water system.
*Sustainably harvested Bamboo kitchen cabinets and wall panels.
*energy efficient lighting.
*dual flush toilets / water saving fixtures.
*energy-star rated appliances.

Neighborhood Description

Fernwood Village (within Victoria, BC) is an eclectic neighbourhood with some of the citys finest examples of historic architecture and modern buildings. Live theatre, restaurants, galleries and grocery stores are just a step away from this container house. Elementary, Middle and High Schools and parks are all within 10 minutes easy walking distance.

Market Area

Fernwood is Victoria's first residential neighbourhood (early 20th century) within 15 minute stroll of the city's famous inner harbour. A walk to all amenities. It is a small city with big city culture and conveniences. Considered the "tropics of Canada", the temperature stays between -5C in the winter to +30C in the summer.

School District

Victoria (District 61)


Fernwood Village

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home

Sea Level

Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area Yes
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Metal
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

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