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
Lulu, a single mom from Southern California, recently went back to school, which prevented her from working full time to pay a market rent. Due to this she was forced to move out of her conventional home, so instead she decided to build for herself and her small daughter a home from a shipping container. She built the home herself with no prior construction experience.
Lulu was given the shipping container for free, and it took her about a month to cut out the windows and doors using a saw.” – Jetson Green
The ESP is a concept in development that could inexpensively simplify and speed-up the process of turning buildings such as barns, sheds, or garages into livable homes. It could also be used to improve the lives of people living in substandard housing situations. The ESP (Essential Systems Pod) is an 8’x20′ high cube steel shipping container that would be fully insulated, and its interior would be completely finished with full kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities.” – Jay
When I set out to design my first shipping container home, my goal was to keep it simple and affordable. The resulting design is not fancy, but it has pretty much everything one person needs. In my view, this is too small for two people for an extended period of time, but one person could be comfortable here. It could be a great vacation home, guest house, or place for an adult child who has returned home after college, as many are doing these days.” – Jay Creighton