Off-Grid Container Home in the Tahoe National Forest

This is a great example of an remote off-grid tiny home. The land is privately owned but surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest at just over 7000-feet deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

While shipping containers are heavy and somewhat complicated to retrofit into housing, they make excellent building blocks that can be completed away from the homesite and delivered by truck.

As you can see by the photos below this couple poured four concrete footings, set the lower level container, then the upper container and capped it with a steeply pitched roof to help keep the deep snow off the flat container roof. Photo credit to Denise King.



320 Sq.Ft. Prefab Shipping Container Home

Nova Deko made good use of the 29.7 m2 320 ft2 floor space, including a separate bedroom, three-piece bathroom with shower, large clothes and linen closets, a functional kitchen and a stacked clothes washer/dryer. The bedroom is just big enough for a double bed with room to walk around both sides.” – Small House Bliss

Read and see more of The Milan, a prefab shipping container home by Nova Deko Modular at Small House Bliss.

Off-grid Retreat Design Packs a Lot of Function into a Tiny Container Home

The tiny container house will have a kitchenette, three-quarters bath, day bed, Murphy bed, combo washer/dryer, and built-in closets. Nomad is 8′ wide, 24′ long, 9’6″ tall, and fully complete upon delivery.  That means it arrives with windows, doors, insulation, no-VOC paints, plumbing, fixtures, and lights — all according to code.” – Jetson Green

While not inexpensive, this Tiny Idea House in a Shipping Container from Cargotecture shows how even a small 20-foot shipping container can be outfitted as a home.

20-Foot Shipping Container Retreat in Chile

Container; reconditioned container was coated on the outside with rusted steel plates (steel cut) and inside (walls and ceilings) with slotted MDF boards and painted white. hosts inside bathroom and kitchen.” – Plataforma Arquitectura (translation by Google)

See and read more about Refugio en Huentelauquén by Pablo Errázuriz

Shipping Container Home-Studio

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.” –

Learn more about this shipping container home-studio.