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His 377 Sq. Ft. Expanded Container Home

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Ready to see one of the most gorgeous container homes ever designed? This is the primary residence of John Winder, who owns and operates Winder Tinyhouse Factory in New Zealand. What started as a hobby turned into his full-time job, and finally he used his skills to build his best container home yet, which he has the privilege of living in.

Altogether, the house is about 377 square feet. He used creative container “bump outs” to provide extra elbow room inside the home, adding bump outs to the bedroom and living room area. To expand his living area — and take advantage of the mountain views — he added a large covered patio.

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Hobbyist to Full-Time Tiny Home Builder!

Man’s Incredible Expanded Container Home

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He chose corian countertops, an oven and a dishwasher.

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The comfortable red couch is in one of the house’s bump outs.

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He has an incredible location with mountains in the distance!

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VIDEO: The Evolution of Tiny Design – Expanding Container Home


  • John got started building a tiny house as a passion project, but then someone like what he did and he sold it.
  • He started another tiny house and someone purchased that one too, and then he was getting orders! Before he knew it, he had a full-time job creating container homes.
  • This house was built for him to his exact specifications. He made this as a forever home and spared no expense, making it his dream house!
  • He built an incredible covered patio area to expand his living space and to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains beyond.
  • The clever use of bump outs makes the home extra spacious, and allows him to have a glorious main floor bedroom.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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