Joseph RM Dupuis from Working Title built this 355 square foot, off-grid, shipping container cabin in Ontario, Canada using three 20 foot x 8-foot shipping containers that he modified so that the indoor space was completely open concept.
The tiny home was designed on the premise that it could be safely closed up for weeks at a time and still be secure. Joseph says he also chose to build with shipping containers because they’re readily available and reasonably affordable.
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The micro shipping container cabin is insulated with spray foam on the interior walls, and bats on the curtain walls that were built in the openings at the ends of the shipping containers.
For heat, Joseph installed in-floor radiant heating and a wood stove. For power, he bought a 2-kilowatt solar power system and he had a propane-powered water heater for hot water in the shower and the sinks.
Joseph lived a minimalist lifestyle in the house for over 2 years before moving into an apartment. He enjoyed his time living off-grid and used it to spend time in nature and to reflect on his life.
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