Her new container home consists of a 20′ container and a 40′ container which gives her about 484 square feet of space inside. It features a rainwater collection system that delivers water to the flush toilet and washing machine. According to Living Big in a Tiny House, she was able to build it for about $84,000 in USD.
This is a shipping container tiny home community experiment in Oakland, California.
When Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart got sick and tired of paying outrageous rents in San Francisco, they went on Craigslist and found a lot in Oakland they could rent and decided to turn it into an experimental shipping container tiny house community that’s now being called Countertopia. They started buying used shipping containers for $2,300 from the Port of Oakland and converting them into tiny cabins.
Introducing the Wing House expanding shipping container home! A versatile, mobile and efficient unit that can be transformed within hours into a customizable home. Equipped with pluming and wired for television, telephone and Internet, these turnkey expanding shipping container homes can be ready within 4-5 hours anywhere you choose to put it and are designed to fold into a standard shipping container.
With a number of different floor plans to choose from, Wing House brings you the convenience of having a home built to your liking and save you the hassle, time and money spent on building an actual structure. The units are spacious and able to accommodate full sized furniture, as seen in the pictures below. They also come standard with built-in cabinetry for your kitchen and bathroom, toilet, shower, basin and vanity, choice of color, external lightings and much more! The beauty of a Wing House is that you can take it with you anywhere you go.
She kept part of the container as a covered outdoor porch area to keep the structure at 107 sq. ft. (10 square meters) so she can abide with her local zoning regulations in Auckland, New Zealand.
When you look inside I think you’ll be impressed with her interior design and layout choices. Brenda has managed to create a work at home office space, kitchen, living room area, a bedroom with a wardrobe, and a spacious bathroom.
This container home sits on concrete blocks for a foundation, it’s powered by two solar panels, and is even set up with a rainwater collection system.
Woman’s 107 Sq. Ft. Off Grid Shipping Container Tiny House
This 160 sq. ft. Rhino shipping container tiny home named ‘Zulu Queen‘ has been created by an architect/artist and an outdoors woman who loves traveling. Together they created a company called Rhino Cubed.
And it combines tiny living, sustainability, and art. Rhino Cubed is based in Boulder, Colorado and the company is building units nearby in Louisville. It all starts with a reclaimed 20′ or 25′ shipping container. From there it’s turned into a sustainable tiny home to live simply in.
Options include full kitchen, bathroom, solar power system, artsy bunk bed, water storage, and more. Would you consider converting a used container into your own DIY tiny home? I would.
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