When Lea was diagnosed with endometriosis, she needed to find a more flexible source of income that would allow her to manage her condition and take time off as needed. The city of Albuquerque allows for ADUs, so she and her husband chose to purchase a shipping container and transform it into an Airbnb.
They also have an older adobe home, so their plan is that once the container home has paid for itself, they will move in and renovate their small home. The income stream is just what Lea needed, and she used her amazing design skills to make it quite the home!
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Route 66 Container Home w/ Unique Kitchen
This is the Blue Steel Shipping Container Tiny House in Dallas. It’s available to rent on Airbnb.
From the outside, it looks like your average shipping container. But when you step inside, you feel like you’re in a cozy cabin.
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Blue Steel Shipping Container Tiny House Vacation in Dallas
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These are our top 12 shipping container tiny homes from 2018.
People do amazing things with these big metal boxes, so it’s time we appreciate the top 12 shipping container homes of 2018. Tell us what you think!
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Top 12 Shipping Container Tiny Homes of 2018
1. 20ft Luxury Shipping Container Tiny House
This is a 160 sq. ft. shipping container tiny house by Katz Box out of Columbus, Ohio. This model is called The Calico.
The Calico Home is designed to grow. Built as an efficiency unit, this 160 square foot home was created to inspire a new generation of homeowners to think small (and in stages). Due to its stature and mobile features, the home is designed to scale from one to three units based on the owners needs.
It’s kind of like a multi-functional studio apartment in a box, isn’t it? What do you think? To explore more amazing tiny homes like this, join our Tiny House Newsletter. It’s free and you’ll be glad you did! You even get free downloadable tiny house plans just for joining!
The Calico Shipping Container Tiny House by Katz Box
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This is a 320 sq. ft. tiny house named the Empty Nester built and designed by Custom Container Living.
What do you think? Would you ever consider converting your own shipping container into a tiny home?
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320sf Empty Nester Shipping Container House… The Perfect Retirement Home?
This is a Tiny House Airbnb with and arcade, pool and gym in Lithia Springs, Georgia.
The home itself is a shipping container renovation with a huge and lovely front porch. Although it’s not built for full-time living, you’ll find a bathroom with shower and flush toilet, a queen sized bed and television and a mini kitchenette to make coffee and store cool drinks. You can’t miss the giant wall art, which is of Eric Clapton.
For more details or to book the spot, head over to Airbnb.
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Tiny House Airbnb with Arcade, Pool and Gym!
This is the eco-friendly Ark Shelter “Shelter S” that’s a fully-customizable home. The company that creates them is headquarted in Belgium.
Your own ark, subtle hidden in the landscape because of its mobile foundations, can be placed everywhere you can imagine. By collecting rainwater and using wind power for electricity production ARK becomes a self-supporting house. This ecological shelter is sustainable and totally independent with respect for surrounding nature, and that is what makes our ARK so unique. Escape the city life and choose for luxurious camping. Go ARK.
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The Eco-Friendly Ark Shelter “Shelter S”
This is a Costa Rica Shipping Container House with a rooftop deck!
It’s built by a company in Costa Rica who has been modifying containers for 11 years and has made near 40 container houses. You can read about builder’s history and building process below.
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Costa Rica Shipping Container House with a Rooftop Deck
This is the Intellectual Shipping Container Home by Roostspace.
This fabulous tiny house is crisp, clean and modern. It has a ground-floor bedroom, a spacious closet, plenty of living space and a luxurious bathroom. And the good news? If you like it, it’s for sale!
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Intellectual Shipping Container Home by Roostspace