You Won't Believe the Interior of this Tiny Container Home and Included Plans


Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element. It is also referred to as cargotecture, a portmanteau of cargo with architecture. Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked in high columns. They are also designed to resist harsh environments, such as on ocean-going vessels or sprayed with road salt while transported on roads. Due to their high strength, containers may be adapted for secure storage.

All shipping containers are the same width and most have two standard height and length measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. This simplifies design, planning and transport. As they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation, structural construction is completed by simply emplacing them. Due to the containers' modular design additional construction is as easy as stacking more containers. They can be stacked up to 12 high when empty.

The use of containers as a building material has grown in popularity of the past several years due to their inherent strength, wide availability, and relatively low expense. Homes have also been built with containers because they are seen[who?] as more eco-friendly than traditional building materials such as brick and cement.

We’ve marveled at the ingenious use of shipping containers for housing before, but this one really excels in terms of maximizing a tiny space with functional living elements. There’s enough space to live comfortably, relax when you need to. It sleeps up to four people and whether you’re looking for a bachelor pad that has room for a rooftop dance party and space for your hungover friends to crash, or a family space that can accommodate you and the kids, this design can make room for whatever needs you might have.

The program is divided into ground floor; living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, master bedroom with bathroom, terrace and tool room. Upstairs is divided into guest bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom, hall-gallery, studio, terrace and double height living and dining room.


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