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355 Sq. Ft. Off Grid Shipping Container Cabin

This is an off-grid shipping container cabin that was for sale in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Update: Sold. The asking price for the cabin was $58,000 in Canadian dollars which is $43,677 in United States dollars.

The cabin is quite famous since it has been featured on CTV and dozens of popular websites online. It was designed by Joseph RM Dupuis using three 20′ shipping containers to create a beautiful 355 sq. ft. cabin. It’s fully insulated and ready for all four seasons. It even has radiant floor heating, a wood stove, a 125-gallon water system, and more. Inside, you’ll find a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, a bedroom, and a really nice open living room with a dining area as well. The cabin is off-grid ready with a 9-panel solar system which is included in the sale. This home is designed to be dismantled and reinstalled at your preferred location.

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Images © Japhet Alvarez/S7vn Photography/Joseph Dupuis

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Images © Japhet Alvarez/S7vn Photography/Joseph Dupuis

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  • Deadrock
    August 24, 2015, 11:10 am

    Always love a container home. Not sure just shoving 3 containers together to make one small single room studio out of them (with windows on only one side) is the most original design idea, but OK. The listed price is so-so for the size – although the bathroom is more than minimal with no toilet and no privacy, and the kitchen is spartan at best – but after the cost to dismantle, ship, and “re-mantle” I expect it will bust the budget of several people who would have liked to have it. A revamping of the floor plan would work wonders on it, I think. Love the hardwood floor.

  • Ruth Vallejos
    August 24, 2015, 3:36 pm

    I really like the one room nature of this arrangement. It gives an open-ness and flexibility that rooms would just cut up. The hardwood floor is marvelous. I would have stacked the bathroom behind the kitchen just to simplify it further.

    The wheels are turning in my head… Thanks!

    • SteveDenver
      August 24, 2015, 4:10 pm

      I like the idea of stacking the bathroom behind the kitchen. That further consolidates plumbing and moves pipes away from exterior walls where they can freeze quickly. Depending upon how I wanted to use the space, I might also push those utilities to one side, so the open space is even larger.

  • JG
    August 24, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Honestly, don’t like this at all except for the space. There really is no design here is there?

  • SteveDenver
    August 24, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I’ve been looking at 40-ft containers, because the height option jumps 18-inches. I’ve often thought of the possibilities of cutting one container in half and moving 20-foot segments side-by-side

    I live in an older neighborhood where 60 years ago people pretty much built whatever they wanted. My eye is on a triplex of three units that are quite tiny, but somewhere along the way someone fortified the roof so each has a stairwell to a roof deck. I’ve been inside two of them and they could benefit from a wide open layout like this.

    Rental housing has become so prohibitive in the Denver market, that something like this — or 1/3 smaller — would be welcome for those willing to downsize in lieu of finding a roommate situation.

    • Marcy
      August 25, 2015, 11:59 am

      It has gotten crazy in the Denver Metro. Prices for all housing have gone out of sight. I can’t imagine how people can find decent housing, whether they are renting or buying.

  • C.B.
    August 24, 2015, 5:39 pm

    Hello, where is the toilet? how is the roof system joined to prevent any water or snow load melting issues? Also what are the Canadian or better yet Ontario Building Code issues. Does it pass all codes because its modular and mobile? What are the approvals to erect such a thing? Is there engineered drawings of the space to submit for approvals? Also, what kind and “R” Value do the walls / Floors and Ceiling have>?? Looks neat

  • Jim North
    August 24, 2015, 9:34 pm

    How many batteries do you have for storage of the solar energy and what are their amperage?

  • Sean
    August 25, 2015, 1:27 am

    Regarding questions/comments about the lack of style. This one is functional instead of cute because it’s in the middle of nowhere. Speaking from experience, we had our family cabin broken into at least once a year sometimes several times per summer. Pic #2 is showing us what the owner & designer were going for – security. If you use decent locks thieves will have to use a torch to break in, that’s usually a little too much effort/planning to ask for the stuff I’m leaving in my cabin.

    August 25, 2015, 11:31 am

    Are there any tiny fairytale cobb cottages for sale in the state of florida?

  • Sondra
    August 25, 2015, 12:25 pm

    Ahem …
    “The cabin has a full kitchen and shower with open concept bedroom and a rough in opening for a future compostable toilet. “

  • kristina nadreau
    October 6, 2015, 3:18 pm

    If I wanted this to live in year round, I could put money into a few more light sources, a real toilet, partitions and other finishes. I like the space so far and the price seems reasonable. What is to complain about?. If you do not like minimalist decor bring in bunches of stuff you like.

  • February 6, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Probably just one large container 40ft would be enough for me. I think this would be one of the smartest investments since you can easily transport it to wherever you need it. My husband is a CDL driver and would have the option of doing this easier. Plus I like the feeling of safeness it brings. I would consider something like this definitely and then be able to fit in small scale furniture for the inside of my Tiny House. Visit us at Tight Space Furniture to see.

  • jm
    February 11, 2016, 4:43 am

    Steel container homes need some serious lightning protection. On one commercial building we buried a copper cable completely around the building. Building was also U.L. rated for insurance purposes. In hot climates you’ll need a canopy.

    August 26, 2016, 12:22 am

    Awesome tiny house, could only wish it were mine…! And again an awesome price as well…..!

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