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Vista C Shipping Container Tiny House from ESCAPE

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This is the new Vista C Shipping Container Tiny House from ESCAPE.

It’s built using a standard ISO 20ft shipping container so it can be shipped anywhere or it can be attached to a special trailer made just for it so that it can be towed on the road.

Since shipping containers can qualify as permanent buildings in some areas, this could work as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) or as another sort of permanent dwelling on your land.

You can also get optional closing doors for the Vista C so you can lock it up for maximum security. Other options include fold-down deck, rooftop deck, extra storage, larger kitchen, solar, etc.

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New Vista C Shipping Container Tiny House!

Vista C Shipping Container Tiny House from ESCAPE

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Video Tour: Vista C Video Tour!


  • 20ft Shipping Container
  • Options include fold-down deck, rooftop deck, extra storage, larger kitchen, solar, trailer attachment, and more!
  • Several floor plans to choose from
  • Financing available


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZT2QLx1B24

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  • Michael
    January 12, 2018, 6:42 pm

    I have been always a big fan of shipping container conversions. This example is only lacking a lift up to ceiling bed to get a decent living area, awning above the nice fold up deck and huge windows and alighter color to absorb less heat on the metal skin. I couldn’t figure out weight and cost but ir seems to be a bit high for such an affordable shell. Otherwise well done.

  • colin duggleby
    January 12, 2018, 7:22 pm

    you inexplicably excluded the back outside view (opposite the door), stop at the deck and business end… was there a reason? (wanted to see detail of the windows and whether they, also, can be covered)

    • James D.
      January 14, 2018, 1:02 am

      That side can be seen in the second and third photo…

      There doesn’t appear to be anything that can cover them, but like he said in the video they have options. Like they can include the original container doors to cover the fore and aft ends, putting the mini-split on the roof instead, etc.

      So it doesn’t have to be exactly this configuration or look…

  • Ed Becerra
    January 12, 2018, 11:08 pm

    I recall someone who made what they called a “Tin Can Cabin” by placing three twenty-footers side by side, cutting connecting doors and adding a roof.

    Instant (well, sort of) home that was 20 foot deep and 8×3 wide. Worked for me.

    Wish I could find his web page again.

  • jerry
    January 13, 2018, 7:38 am

    Not really fond of container building but this one looks fairly good.
    Problem with them is heat, cold so you have to build another wall anyway cutting any savings.
    But here at least on 2 sides much of the metal is cut away. Cutting more of it away would be better, just leaving the floor, roof and enough metal to buttress the corners.
    If you put the wall, insulation on the inside you only have 7′ of interior.
    I’d cut out most of the side metal and put in an insulated wall, insulate the floor, roof kind of like a post beam house.
    I think most all THOWs should not be built with trailers but sit on top of trailers mostly for moving, then used for something else.
    Another is hire a container truck for this one or a flat bed tow truck, rented, owned flat bed trailer to move saving a lot of costs.
    I build whole THs for the price some pay for trailers, it is such a waste unless you plan to move often.
    Using the metal cut as the porch support is a very nice touch.

  • Sally Flynn
    January 13, 2018, 8:55 pm

    Do any of the windows come with screens?

    • James D.
      January 14, 2018, 12:42 am

      The windows they offer typically are double paned and come with built in blinds.

      The deck also folds up, which would cover the whole side and the front and rear have the option to keep the original container doors. So they too could be closed up if that’s how you have them configure it…

      Along with other customization options they offer with this model series, like you don’t have to get windows or windows that big if you don’t want it that way…

  • Sally Flynn
    January 15, 2018, 1:47 am

    I asked about screens because I have a cat and I don’t want him to get out when I open the windows. Also, I don’t want flys and mosquitoes getting in.

  • david
    January 29, 2018, 2:34 pm

    Exceptionally BADLY done from Escape. As someone who knows shipping container builds by the hundreds LIVE, I can say Escape capitalizes on its name (and buyers ignorance to investigate?) but has no clue of building th shipping containers. For a start, missing insulation and (wood) paneling, both outside and inside, weight(!) on wheels!!), door height/deck need, outside AC/space need, outside ladder/thief climbs, … LOL Get back to basics, Escape.

  • Michael
    January 29, 2018, 7:03 pm

    There is another issue with this conversion beside the ones stated already. Shipment may work on a truck anywhere in North america but not overseas. All containers going on board a ship needs to have a certificate.
    As soon as you change the structure even by cutting one hole into it an existing certificate like CSC is no longer valid.
    Beside that uncovered glass is exposed to damage. When you have ever seen how containers are handled at port you are going to understand what I mean.
    Don’t get me wrong I am a big fan of container conversions because there is nothing stronger and sustainable on this planet but it needs to be well thought and done because like everything there are downsides too.

  • Dave
    September 4, 2018, 1:54 pm

    20′ containers are nice. They can be loaded/unloaded, and hauled 2 at a time with the US Military PLS system. These (and other 20′ self-contained solutions) would make excellent quick deploy temp disaster relief homes. FEMA should be calling in 3, 2…

  • Kevin Potratz
    July 4, 2020, 10:58 am

    I’d love to know more about your shipping container tiny house and how much it cost how far do you take it as far as Interiors go do you and the deck how you do that on top so you give me all the information I can get and I’ll make my decision from there at all though I do like it a lot I wish I could get that

  • Hamel McGraw
    January 9, 2021, 6:50 pm

    Do you guys sell blue prints?

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