This is a 129 sq. ft. shipping container tiny home in Port Coquitlam near Vancouver, BC. From the outside, it seems like it has a modern look and feel. And since it’s a shipping container, you can ship it almost anywhere in the world.
When you go inside the unit, you’ll find a studio living area with a couch that converts into a bed, plenty of overhead storage, a kitchenette, and a full bathroom.
Don’t miss other interesting listings and stories like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!
129 Sq. Ft. Shipping Container Tiny Home
Images © Dwelltech via Craigslist
Images © Dwelltech via Craigslist
This suite is constructed of Corten steel, providing unrivaled durability and security. The front of the unit features 2 sets of doors, one set of doors with windows and one set of security doors made of steel. The back of the unit where you connect the power/water/septic also features a set of security doors. When the security doors are closed, the suite appears to be just a shipping container, in fact, it is still ISO certified as a shipping container, providing many options for transporting including truck, rail, ship, or helicopter. In addition to security against someone breaking in, the Corten steel also allows the suite to exhibit extreme resistance to atmospheric corrosion. The steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather.Built to exceed CSA Z241 standards, the inside features a double bed, couch, electric furnace, sink, fridge, hot plate, microwave, TV, shower, toilet, table, chairs, storage, and more. All fixtures are household grade.Specs:
Living Space: 129 sq. ft.
Exterior: Corten Steel
R-Value: 17.5http://www.dwelltech.caMade in BC with all new materials.
Asking price is $39,999 via Craigslist.
You can share this tiny house story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks.
If you enjoyed this tiny house story you’ll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you!
More Like This: Explore our Shipping Containers Section
See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses
Latest posts by Alex (see all)
- Cow Shed Tiny House at Easton Farm Park in the UK - June 2, 2023
- The Redwood Tiny House: A Spacious and Luxurious Home on Wheels - May 29, 2023
- Game Changer in Electric Camper Vans: The ePro by Maxwell Vehicles - May 28, 2023
$40K and it has not real kitchen, bedroom and the only natural light is from the front doors? Seriously?
Hi Beth, This appears to be a special use dwelling, used only part time. I see a window in the rear wall, and there might be a similar one in the bathroom, although photos don’t show this. When the owner is in residence, both sets of solid doors would be open allowing air to flow through the entire length of the unit. Glad to see your comment!
The individual who owns this must think this is what a tiny house is about – a container with doors that bring in the only light. That is not a kitchen. Alex, you have had container homes with plenty of light, the nicer kitchens. This is not one that I would buy.
The unit is built for durability and security …. we have not cut any holes in the container… it is still an ISO certified shipping container and can be fully locked up when not in use. It can also be shipped by rail or ship without any hassle. Cutting holes for windows eliminates structural integrity and limits shipping options.
If you want lots of windows, this was not built for you…..But if durability and security are important to you, this is the best option available.
I like the idea of using containers, better than lumber for these homes. I agree it’s overpriced for what it is, I’ve been impressed by how some tiny homes with similar footage have better kitchens among other features that I would want to add here. This is another one I would have to remodel if I bought it, but not worth the additional cost. Yes, they are like other purchases, everyone likes different things. Maybe part of the way this one was built like it was, is due to difficulties in keeping them road legal, or some other reason that I am ignorant of. I wish I had the background, patience, or whatever to do this, and have one how I like it. I have liked the idea of containers as buildings since I first heard about them on a Bob Vila TV program, maybe 10 years ago.
Wow, I just converted kg to English measures. The weight given equals more than 4 tons. Yes, these can be moved, but that weight seems like too much to have an economical THOW, since there is no trailer weight or cost accounted for. That seems to be a lot heavier than other homes I have viewed. A THOW is definitely one of my main attractions to the tiny house movement, but I guess I will not be using a container, unless they are reengineered to be lighter.
It can be a THOW, and we do have a purpose built trailer available, but the driver would require a heavy trailer endorsement.
Keep in mind, price is in CDN$, cost in US$ is just over $30,000. We don’t deny being in business to make a profit, but our margins are quite thin. We use top quality components such as household grade fixtures and closed-cell spray foam insulation…. certainly it can be built for less, but we prefer to build a quality product.
The unit is built for durability and security …. we have not cut any holes in the container… it is still an ISO certified shipping container and can be fully locked up when not in use.
It’s a tiny house that can be relocated to where you want. It is NOT a THOW! Big difference. Having said that this is probably one of the least well designed container home that I have seen. Not well designed at all.
And for all the lack of light detractors and naysayers… didst thou not espy the blind over the bedchamber (?) window?
The unit is built for durability and security …. we have not cut any holes in the container… it is still an ISO certified shipping container and can be fully locked up when not in use. Cutting holes for windows eliminates structural integrity and limits shipping options. If you want lots of windows, this was not built for you…..But if durability and security are important to you, this is the best option available.
It can be a THOW, and we do have a purpose built trailer available, but the driver would require a heavy trailer endorsement…. so you are correct that it can be relocated to where you want. It can be shipped by rail or ship without any hassle, even helicopter for remote locations.
I like the idea of a container home, I would like to have two put together or perhaps three side by side forming a 24 by 80 foot home. Do you know builders in the Southeast USA?
I like the concept of container homes and would like to buld one or at least a kit to finish? I live in Stuart Florida
Hi Robert — check these out here: http://www.floridashippingcontainers.com/florida-shipping-containers-used.html
I would too Robert. I am hoping to build soon on land I own in Fort Ogden, FL, so far it is cheaper to purchase a modular home or build a stick built home. Sad to say. I found one home but the builder wanted 140k for it. and it was less than 900 sq feet.
still looking though, but checking out conventional builders now.
This would make a perfect off grid cabin, or hunting shack. Love the idea you can lock it up tight when it’s not in use. I’m actually building something similar myself. I put a window in the side of mine. I don’t think people realize just how much it costs to build something like you have here. Mine is just a empty room with insulation, wood paneling, electrical. Man hours and materials, I can totally see the money you have in it. Great job on it.