This isn’t a tiny container home, but there will probably be many lessons learned & shared by these folks that could help future tiny container owner-builders.
Today started with snow and ended with cutting the first hole out of our containers. We cut out the guest bathroom window and put in the frame… The frame fit perfectly on the left and right side but the corrugation messed up our cutting line and so we have some gaps in the top and bottom which we will fill.” – Ryan at 40×28.com
The Shipping Container Home was still a new concept when Chrissie designed and built this prototype for her Architectural Thesis project. The home is made from a 20′ container and “expands” to be a 250sq.ft living space. When the home is not in use, or for shipping, the “rooms” slide into the container on tracks; a process that takes one person about three minutes.” - Chrissie Beavis
At just over 600 square feet this design isn’t tiny – but a great idea for outdoor living and something similar could be done with 20-foot containers.
Two 40ft containers set parallel to each other, separating the living from the sleeping and in doing so, forming a private entertaining courtyard. The Trinidad makes the most of a small space, maximising indoor-outdoor flow.” - Cubular Container Buildings
Montainer has now begun production of the Cargotecture Series “container home” product line shipped to any location in the United States. Due to our limited production capacity, we can produce just 25 homes in 2014.” - Montainer
The premade container home maker Cargotecture now offers a prefab home that is a perfect way to downsize yet retain the comforts of living in a larger space. The c-series 640 Lookout model measures 640 square feet, and features a large living area with a kitchen, a spacious bedroom and bathroom, a media room and a lofted sleeping area for guests…” – Jetson Green
This Solar Energy Pod designed by Michael Miller, architect, will be fitted with a bathroom and kitchen and will plug in to a standard RV outlet, but will generate enough electricity to provide for all of it’s own needs including air conditioning. A similar model is being made into a drive up restaurant with batteries and a propane generator.” - Benson Green Technology
Liberty 200 is designed as an off-grid unit and comes with off grid packages: composting toilet, solar PV and solar thermal, battery bank and internal water tank. Liberty 200 includes a 40 sf exterior deck space. The indoor area is 160 sf.” - MEKA
When you leave for work and want to lock your doors, you simply push the button again and the home is protected by it’s steel shell. One side of the container is populated predominately with floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing the interior with natural light on the cloudiest of days. The other side of the container is dedicated to the kitchen and storage space. There is also a bathroom with an open shower, sink and composting toilet.” – Niall
The Forge system offers the flexibility of an open plan space that can accommodate a setout to suit your needs and budget, and to help get you started, our plans offer a popular “bed and bathroom” setup. So whether you have the hankering for a live-in arrangement, or the simple comforts of a sofa and TV, your space is only a fit-out away – your way.” - containerplan.com
The one-bedroom, one bathroom home was built using two, 20-foot containers with cutouts for windows and doors. There’s a prefab bathroom inside and the interior is insulated with a recycled content material.
Located in Thailand, the home features a roof layer that’s raised above the home — not unlike the roof design of the Ultimate Desert House or Cinco Camp. Seems like a great way to use passive ventilation to keep the inside of the home nice and cool.