Artist transforms shipping container into office and studio

 Artist transforms shipping container into office and studio

There cannot have been a horsebox or container in Ireland that’s been allowed to lead a quiet life these past few months.

None has escaped our beady eyes and fevered imaginations as we calculate their potential.

Some intrepid business-minded folk have followed through and actually opened up a coffee box, gourmet snack outlet or hipster workspace in one of these mobile units, but who among has not fantasised about reinventing one?

CaitrĂ­ona Bergin in the office space and art studio she created from a converted 40-foot shipping container.

Well, kudos to super-creative Caitríona Bergin. The Rossinver, Co Leitrim, artist transformed a shipping unit into the most appealing of multi-functional outdoor rooms — complete with art studio and office.

Caitríona’s container conversion ensured she was one of the two finalists on this week’s Big DIY Challenge on RTÉ One.

CaitrĂ­ona's finished project, complete with ombre painted walls.
CaitrĂ­ona’s finished project, complete with ombre painted walls.

Host PJ Gallagher caught up with Caitríona who is, as he describes it, “living the good life on a small farm in north Leitrim”.

The office/studio features a stove.
The office/studio features a stove.

Of her move to Leitrim and DIY odyssey, the artist says: “When I left Dublin flat-pack was kind of the way it was. I was never afraid to do anything, put up a few shelves and things like that — but when I came up here [DIY] was just a necessity; you have to know how to do stuff.” 

CaitrĂ­ona's transformed interiors.
CaitrĂ­ona’s transformed interiors.

And before our eyes, CaitrĂ­ona zips into action, transforming the…

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