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Tiny Shipping Container Home by the Beach in Costa Rica

While searching through the Costa Rica Craigslist the other day I ran into this tiny shipping container home by the beach.

It’s posted up for rent at just $350 per month or $200 for two weeks and this includes utilities.

Shipping Container House: an Affordable Getaway

Shipping containers can make inexpensive studio apartments and are completely recycled.

If you were staying here it would take you 8 minutes to walk to the beach.

You’re just 3 minutes from a bus stop and about 5 minutes to the nearest stores, restaurants, and bars.

La Vida Tiny in Costa Rica

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to move in. Would you do it?

Tiny Shipping Container House in Costa Rica

The container sits on a large open lot and inside you’ll find a…

  • Full size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Rocking chair
  • Refrigerator

The apartment already has everything you need to cook plus access to hot water.

Other features include a concrete patio and a security system.

The little home also features three windows, full bathroom and tile floors.

It’s very close to Marino Ballena National Park which offers miles of coconut palm trees and sandy beaches.

So you have easy access to snorkeling, surfing and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and mountains.

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Source: http://costarica.en.craigslist.org/apa/2750717085.html

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  • Avatar Sue in Costa Rica December 22, 2011, 12:14 pm

    I live in Costa Rica and was in Santa Ana this week and noticed an AMAZING shipping container home for sale in a local nursery. Big front deck, two bunkbeds, nicely done mini-kitchen, great bathroom AND a stacking washer dryer hook-up. They had wrapped the unit in horizontal zincalum with natural aluminum windows. Very, very hip! To top it off (no pun intended) a really terrific, rubber-floored roof deck was accessed by a beautiful stainless steel and wood stair. I was pretty astonished to hear that the whole thing was priced @ $33k, plus delivery. Additional non-plumbed square footage was much cheaper. Very cool!

    • Avatar Alex December 22, 2011, 1:07 pm

      Sue- that sounds like an awesome container home. I wish you had some pictures of it you could share.. Sounds so cool! Life in Costa Rica seems nice too and relatively inexpensive. Wouldn’t mind living their part of the year..

  • Avatar Sue in Costa Rica December 22, 2011, 4:05 pm

    Alex: Well life in Costa Rica IS awesome, but not terribly inexpensive. We feel that the cost of living here is only 10-25% cheaper than in the U.S. And we live fairly frugally. That said, the QUALITY of life is beyond compare!

    I will try to take my camera and get pictures of the amazing container home at the nursery (vivero) the next time we head into Santa Ana.

    In the meantime, Pura Vida and happy holidays!!


    • Avatar Alex December 28, 2011, 4:59 pm

      Thank you for the insights, Sue- I’m really interested as I’m considering spending a few months over there soon.

  • Avatar Kiss April 2, 2014, 11:22 am

    Hola Alex,

    I live in Puerto Rico do know if its possible to set a shipping container
    on land in the countryside, without permits and hassles ?



  • Avatar Judit Russell March 8, 2015, 4:41 pm

    I’m looking for to purchase a 20 foot shipping container with no or less rust.
    Live in Samara Guanacaste.
    506 265-0187

  • Avatar Barbara February 5, 2016, 8:44 am

    Hubs and I are downsizing and preparing to move to Costa Rica, and we definitely want a tiny house to live in when we get there. I am looking for the areas that interest us the most, and any beach anywhere there is on my list to visit. I would love to rent this tiny while we look, if they’ve put that mattress on a bed frame; I’m old and getting off the floor is next to impossible!

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