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Family Builds Shipping Container Home Above Their Restaurant

This is the story of Toronto’s first shipping container home thanks to Mat and Danielle of the Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel. It’s the story about a family who designed and built a shipping container home above their restaurant, which they already owned.

It’s called the Black Star and it’s designed and built by a couple named Carl and Ana. They used three reclaimed containers to form one half of the house, while the other half is built conventionally. What do you think?

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Family’s Black Star Shipping Container Home

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Jim
    November 17, 2019, 9:16 pm

    I like this one! Looking into Containers myself..

  • D. Pedersen
    November 18, 2019, 2:38 am

    Not exactly a tiny house just because it is built of containers.

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