For many years I have been fascinated with “tiny home” architecture. I was interested in it before it was cool to be interested in it but I never really had a chance to pursue that interest. Recently, as I get back into my career as an architect (I took 8 years off to raise my kids), I’ve become re-interested in the topic, but more specifically in shipping container tiny homes.
Shipping container homes are the ultimate sustainable tiny home in that they re-purpose old shipping containers into something that someone can live in.
A basic shipping container is approximately 20′ long by 8′ wide by 8′ tall. This ends up being roughly around 150 s.f. of usable living space once the container is built-out and made inhabitable.
Could you live in a space that is only 150 s.f.?
Every week (more or less) I’m going to publish a new shipping container home plan sketch. I’m still a bit rusty and trying to get my freehand skills back so they will be crude, but the only way to sketch better is to sketch more often. So that is my intent.
Below is my very first attempt at a shipping container home plan using a single, basic 20’x8′ unit.