Oakland Artist Crafts Homes for Those Who Have None

The homes, all built on wheels, range in size from small boxes that are just big enough to sleep in, to larger structures that you can stand up in. Despite the attention, Kloehn downplays what he’s doing, arguing that his structures are just an upgrade on the many lean-tos and improvised structures homeless people make for themselves.” – KQED

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Montainer Shipping Container Homes

Tiny cabins made from shipping containers.

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

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Tiny Grain Bin Homes

Grain bins can be reinforced and insulated in various ways with typical wood framing, straw bales or even an additional grain bin inserted into a larger bin. The area between the two bins is then insulated. You can learn more about how to build a grain bin home from this article from Mother Earth News. The Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri documented their renovation of a grain bin into a small duplex and even some homes have been built for the people of Haiti from brand new Sukup grain bins from Iowa.” – Cozy Home Plans

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Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Here’s an introductory post discussing some of the basic concepts for using a shipping container for housing.

“Many people are turning their attention toward shipping containers or cargo containers as they look for ways to create affordable housing.  Shipping container house plans or floor plans are readily available on the internet.”

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