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Top 12 Shipping Container Tiny Homes of 2018

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 a 20 ft luxury shipping container home with a barn house feel. See more.

2. 40ft Shipping Container Tiny House Built For Less Than $20k


It features a covered patio, upstairs deck, storage on both ends, plus a master bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchen inside. See more.

3. The Helm Shipping Container Cabin by CargoHome


Waco, Texas’ most unique and stunning vacation rental!  See more.

4. Family Turns School Bus, Short-Bus, and Shipping Container into their Tiny Home


It’s an office with a green roof using recycled materials. Check out the video tour. See more.

5. The Anchor Shipping Container Tiny House by CargoHome


This unique home hardly feels like it was once a shipping container. See more.

6. The True STUDIO Tiny House by Modern Dwellings Inc.


This shipping container home has a modern look and feel throughout. See more.

7. Family’s Two-Story Shipping Container Tiny Home


A two-story shipping container home that has a hot tub on the 2nd level lanai. See more.

8. 320 Sq. Ft. Shipping Container Tiny Home on 1 Acre in Alabama


Uniquely designed shipping container home sits on 1 acre of serene land. See more.

9. 160 Sq. Ft. Katz Box Shipping Container Tiny House


It’s kind of like a multi-functional studio apartment in a box, isn’t it? See more.

10. Tiny Shipping Container Vacation in Atlanta


It’s a 20ft x 8ft wide shipping container tiny home that you can book for rent using Airbnb. See more.

11. 20ft Shipping Container Tiny House by Alternative Living Spaces

20ft shipping container home

This container conversion is built by Alternative Living Spaces out of Las Vegas, Nevada. See more.

12. Minnesota Architect Turning Shipping Containers into Versatile Tiny Homes!


He is the creator of Alchemy Architects and is well known in the tiny house community for creating the weeHouse. See more.

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  • Jerry Dycus
    January 12, 2019, 6:43 am

    These show exactly why 8′ wide is marginal, inflexible and wasteful of space.
    And a container if you add the insulation needed, is barely 7′ wide. In such you need built in furniture, etc like a boat, RV has.
    Since you end up building a wall inside or outside of the container walls anyway or bad heating, cooling problems no one bothers to mention, just what is the point?
    If one does, open up 1 side so it can be made wider.
    A good idea for any TH is design for a Florida Room as we called them, added to trailers once they came here and how many lived here in the 40s to 70s for more room using the trailer for bath, sleeping, kitchen and the Florida room to live in the day mostly.
    I live just SE of Tampa and the few remaining are being torn down that are not in mobile home parks.
    These properties that generally need to be torn down as 40-80 yr old trailers just rot, are prefect to replace them with new THs as already zoned.
    And one can ‘repair’ them in many cases without permits, etc. Just ‘repair half, the repair the other half. ;^)
    It’s what I did on an old mobile home frame, built my TH on it. In both these cases a broken down trailer lowers the price making it another plus for your own TH land. Check your local codes but most in Florida this works.
    One of these added to the container TH would make them more viable.
    Being able to use the roof as a deck up in the breeze and away from bugs is a plus.

    • James D.
      January 13, 2019, 12:38 am

      Yes, housing options don’t have to be static and inflexible.

      Adding additions like day rooms, sun rooms, patios, decks, conservatories, bump outs, garages, etc. used to be common practices.

      So no reason why people can’t do the same with other housing options like Tiny Houses if they have the room to do so and don’t need it to be moved all the time…

      Here’s an example of what that can look like…


  • May 19, 2019, 8:52 pm

    I find these container tiny homes absolutely amazing. Windows help make the space appear larger, bringing the outdoors to us. Favorite is #3: The Helm Shipping Container Cabin by CargoHome

  • BH
    February 15, 2020, 10:20 am

    The best ones utilize side by side designs (2 containers). 7′ is just not enough for long term living when you get into issues of storage.

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