Sweet Deal For This 2br 1ba Complete Container Home
This is a 40 ft. shipping container that was converted into a 2 bedroom “tiny” home in 2013. It is currently not on wheels but is not stationary either (meaning land is not included and it must be moved). It includes a 2 separate bedrooms, a living area with small kitchenette, and a bathroom with shower, vanity, regular toilet, hot water heater, and washing machine. The container has doors on both ends but they are currently enclosed with walls for the bedrooms (could easily be opened up if one wanted). The container inside is completely insulated. It has a built-in wall unit which provides both heating and cooling. This would make a great hunting cabin or vacation home!
The exterior dimensions are 40ft long x 9ft tall x 8 ft wide and the finished interior dimensions are 37 ft long x 8ft tall by 7 ft wide. The container home was lived in by a family of 3 and was parked on the property where their permanent house was being built. The smaller room could easily be opened up to provide more living space if someone wanted it larger. There was a slow water leak by the front door when it rained so they put a tarp on top. It probably just needs a sealant on top of the metal container or a roof could be built over the top. Someone who knows more could probably easily fix this problem.
The small house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet (93 m2). Frequently the distinction is made between small (between 400 square feet (37 m2) and 1,000 square feet (93 m2)), and tiny houses (less than 400 square feet (37 m2)), with some as small as 80 square feet (7.4 m2). Sarah Susanka has been credited with starting the recent countermovement toward smaller houses when she published The Not So Big House (1997). Earlier pioneers include Lloyd Kahn, author of Shelter (1973) and Lester Walker, author of ″Tiny Houses″ (1987). Henry David Thoreau, and the publication of his book "Walden" is also quoted as early inspiration.
While the movement is most active in America, interest in very small homes has been revived in other developed countries, as well. For example,
In Japan, where space is at a premium, Takaharu Tezuka built the House to Catch the Sky in Tokyo, a 925-square-foot (85.9 m2) home for four;
In Barcelona, Spain, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores presented the 300-square-foot (28 m2) House in a Suitcase;
In Britain, Abito created intelligent living spaces apartments of 353 square feet (32.8 m2) in Manchester; Tiny House Scotland is currently building the prototype Nesthouse Moveable Modular Small House system. This highly insulated, energy efficient, eco-friendly, sustainable, moveable Small House can be on-grid or off-grid and is available in three lengths, 3.6m, 4.8m and 6.0m with a width of 3.4m giving internal floor areas ranging from 10m2 – 26.8m2. They are not huts, caravans or sheds but heavyweight small houses weighing 4-10 tons.
In Germany, British architect Richard Horton and the Technical University of Munich developed the Micro Compact Home (M-CH), a high end small (76-square-foot (7.1 m2)) cube, designed for 1–2 persons, with functional spaces for cooking, hygiene, dining/working, and sleeping.
In Russia and Germany, architect Maxim Kurennoy from Futteralhaus GmbH developed the "Futteralhaus Modell FH_25" (25 m2), designed for family with 1-2 children, a studio with bath, kitchen, sleeping nook, living area and terrace space.
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