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Freedom Shipping Container Tiny House

This is the Freedom shipping container tiny house.

It’s built by Minimalist Homes in Michigan.

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Beautiful Freedom Shipping Container Tiny House with Rooftop Deck by Minimalist Homes


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  • 40′ long, 8′ wide and 9.5′ high
  • 300 sq. ft. inside
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Full bathroom
  • First level bedroom
  • $70,000 delivered
  • $80,000 installed

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  • Avatar Eric

    Wow. This is surprisingly nice. Probably the best container house I’ve seen. Everything you need and lots of space. The wood floors and partial interior walls. The on picture missing is the living room end. That would be nice to see. All in all, really, really, nice. The bed area is great, too. I like the under bed clothing storage with the hanging pole. Bathroom and all finishes really nice. Front door really nice. The only bumer is the 8′ width. Be great to have all this, only wider – like at least 12′. Two of them side by side with a big opening between them to give 16′ would be ideal. Put them together on-site.

    • Avatar oxide

      For $70K, it would be surprising if it *wasn’t* nice. The plain-jane container house from a couple weeks ago cost 1/3 as much, so we can’t compare.

  • Avatar Roxanne

    This is it! Everything I need in a tiny home. Don’t want wheels; no lofts; lots of light…. Only thing I would change is to get that bed closer to the floor. Maybe three feet high, with storage underneath, and some sort of closet/storage in the other corner. This is perfect!

  • Avatar Rob


    How do you get on to the roof I wonder?

    • Avatar Eric

      Perhaps by putting on your Spiderman costume. That way you can go anywhere. Allegedly. LOL

      • Avatar Mike

        The only drawback to dressing as Spiderman is that you’d have to get bitten by a radioactive spider to really SELL the get-up—and I HATES spiders! 😀

        • Avatar Eric

          : )

          Me hates spiders too… unless of the beverage variety.

  • Avatar Jody Mead

    Very nice! I love the woodwork, and the shower!

  • Avatar Mary Dixon

    Quite the place!! The idea of two sleeping places is perfect. The only thing I wish I could do is toss dirty dishes into the washing machine in the kitchen!!

  • Avatar Debra

    I wish I had a tiny house.

  • Avatar Nancy M.

    At that price, I just couldn’t justify it! Nice, and almost indestructible, but one could certainly do it cheaper, and have something just as nice — and even better, more personalized! I looked at making my own shipping container home, but ultimately had to settle on something else — which hopefully I will be able to move into in the next few weeks…… YEAH!

    • Avatar Rob

      Yes if you can DIY it’s way cheaper, I built a container home that’s maybe 5x the size for a 3rd the cost, but many people have money and no building skills, I’m the opposite 🙂

    • Avatar jill ungar

      is your 5x the size 5 containers put together? would love to see pics!!

      • Avatar Rob

        oops, I clicked “report comment”, sorry and please ignore admin 🙂

        In total my house is 4 20′ containers, but 2 of them are storage so we really live in just 2, plus an inter-container area I built in. Then I have a large workshop area.

        Here’s a link to a Farcebook album


        I don’t know if you need an FB account to see that or not, let me know if you can’t see it.

        • Avatar Sondra Peters

          Brilliant love your Container compound ! My hubby will love your work shop !

        • Avatar Carol

          Only took me to your FB account and alls I seen was a lot of snake pictures…YIKES hate snakes.. would have liked to see what your containers looked like not snakes..

        • Avatar Donna

          Stunning, just absolutely stunning!

      • Avatar Rob

        Hi Jill, I replied but it doesn’t seem to have passed moderation. No idea why.


  • Avatar Jay

    It should become standard to show a floor plan of tiny houses to separate the “just nice to look at’s” from the “nice to look at and live in’s”. This is one of the few shipping container solutions that I have seen that seem to understand that humans need “stuff” that must be stored. Though apparently for this model to work most or all of your clothing will need to be folded…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie

      Folding does allow more things in a smaller space…but I love hangers! — Tiny House on Wheels

      • Avatar Large Marge

        Jay and Natalie,

        High fives! Our first change to any new abode? Remove the doors from the bedroom closets.

        We think clothes, hanging and clear-toted, are a design element… softening a squared space and offering a feeling of depth and home-ness.

        This under-bunkbed works. Nice job. We’re appropriating it. Consider it stole.

        [descended from a long line of pirates and horse thieves and cattle rustlers]
        [but NO bureaucrats nor bankers. We have some standards]

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie

          Great idea! — Tiny House Talk Team

        • Avatar Eric

          Design element? You ain’t seen my clothes then. Definitely would NOT be a design element.

    • Avatar James C Shea

      Look at the back wall closer 🙂

      • Avatar James C Shea

        Look for the long bar on the back wall 🙂

      • Avatar Jay

        Nice catch. I com”pole”tely missed that.

  • I really like the way they have left the wiring exposed on the walls and ceiling. Almost reminds me of loft living and makes the space feel bigger.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie

      Yes it really does. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Sondra

    OK I am a fan of this house ! Love everything about it !

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      I’m so glad!!!

  • Avatar Cosy

    I love container homes and this one is nicely appointed. I’m wondering how to get on the roof, too.


    I don’t know how this tiny house has escaped me, but it is just fantastic…! Love that it was built from a shipping container, it is one of my favorite platform’s to start a tiny house from… Now getting to it’s interior, everything is just so well thought out and brought together in one continues flow from room to room, starting from the French door entry to the loft bed with under storage area, It is so big you could add a desk, and use it as a tiny office…! Great Plan, I would love to see more of these, so long as the costs are held down to a minimum and keeping them affordable for everyone who wants to live tiny and dept free….!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      I thought you might like this one 🙂

  • Avatar ROSEE

    Great job on the finished shipping container. A blend of modern with some old style woodwork, a nice combination all around. Three thumbs up!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      Yes this one is stunning!

  • Avatar Mac

    Is this the best manufacturer you have found of 40′ container homes? I love this design but the cost is really high and doesn’t quite pencil out as multi unit rentals…

    Who does everyone recommend as the best manufacturer and price combo?

  • Avatar Tim Roy

    Is there a welder in the family? Wondering about where the brackets for the shelves came from.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      Not sure! You can contact them and ask 🙂

  • Avatar George

    Sorry but I don’t “get” it. I am a great fan of container houses but 70-80K and that doesn’t include the cost of the land, septic, and so on. So you’re talking somewhere around 150K, I suspect, unless you are going off the grid (in which case you still have to pay for the land). I built a tiny house but I also bought a huge home — three stories, with indoor swimming pool and overlooking a river, and at the edge of a quiet town — for 226K. For me, a tiny home shouldn’t be tiny but with a big price tag. It should be tiny in both respects. Even in rural Alaska, where I lived for 34 years, we could pick up a nice container van for 4K. The rest is just workmanship. Have someone else do the electrical, the plumbing, and the front door. The rest is easy, since the exterior structure is already there.

  • Avatar George

    PS. And no, you don’t have to be “handy.” This is the 21st century. Just watch a lot of YouTube videos and do lots of planning.

    • Avatar Eric

      Actually George… watching a lot of YouTube videos can be helpful. Or completely the opposite. Both from the information on them point of view, or the homeowner’s capabilities.

      Some people just. don’t. have. it… skill wise. But they may be total geniuses (genieii?) in whatever they actually do.

      Plus, I must ask, is your location on the edge of a quiet town in a depressed area economically? If so, perhaps that is “a” reason why you were able to purchase at that price. Just think, in many parts of LA, why you wouldn’t even get an inside dunny for that sort of money.

      • Avatar George

        I also might mention that the floor plan isn’t very good, IMHO. Hallways are a waste of space, and if the bathroom’s dimensions are what I suspect, then you are wasting 21 sq ft. That’s enough for a 10’ closet. A more efficient design would be to put the bath at the end. You only need a space 3’ x 8’ to have a roomy bath if you put the sink in the bdr, which is always nice since it doubles as a vanity. And if you wanted to make this super nice then stack two other cv’s on top, in an L shape, put in a circular stair, and you could have two 8 x 20 bdrs, a sitting room and a second bath (all upstairs) and a laundry room and large storage area downstairs, double the size of the living area – plus have a two-car garage or carport. Also, I would put in a U shaped kitchen. The dining area seems tiny. Either delete it or use part of the (much bigger) counter space for eating. Nor would I ever put hardwood flooring in a CV house. Waste of money, and since most hw flooring need gluing, they can be a misery to take apart (been there, done that). Just use laminate flooring. Cheaper, simpler, easier to replace. I don’t mean to sound negative, for I love tiny houses, but to me this is way overpriced and inefficiently designed.

  • George, where I live you get a condo for $225,000. And I am sorry, there ARE people who do. not. have. construction. skills. No matter how many You tube videos they watch. Nor the creativity to design and construct a home of any kind.

    Personally I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills and have a knack for design etc. I too could probably make it for a lot less but that is not the point. The point IS that this is a beautifully designed and professionally built container home for the purpose of selling it.

    I used to cut my own hair. It cosy me nothing and it didn’t look bad. But now I can afford it so I pay for a hair dresser to style and cut my hair and it looks much better. Everyone deserve’s to be paid for their talents and hard work and everyone has the option of DIY.

    I personally like the design of this home, but even if I didn’t I wouldn’t pick apart every tiny detail. I see no point in adding a 2nd floor and I happen to like the hallway. To each his own.

    I think credit should be given when credit is due. And this home deserves a “Good job!!”

  • I agree that this is like the best container home that I have seen this year. It would have been good to see more of the living room side and the roof top deck. How do you get up to the deck? All and all I really like your work and concepts. Thank you for sharing.

  • Avatar Thure

    Nice, but a hallway in an 8′ wide isn’t a good use of space. Try to keep all passage spaces dual use.

  • Avatar Joe

    I love this design even with the ladder into the sleeping area. It is not as high as a loft and I think that makes it more accessible for older people like me.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      I’m really glad you liked it — even with the ladder!

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