Space the next frontier is the real problem that puts people off living in a shipping container home. The thing is how much space is enough? The dimensions of a shipping container home aren’t ideal due to its width if the building was actually shorter and wider it could probably encourage more interest for people. But then again if its utilized properly surely even that doesn’t matter as people live in narrow boats without any problem.
Its all about changing peoples perspectives as well as spending a bit of time in the mobile home and boating industries to see what they do about bed space and everything else to maximize the smallest of areas without compromising on quality and functionality.
A Plasma or LCD TV for example probably takes up 1/5th of the same space as the old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) yet people instead of regaining space move up from a 22” to a 60” which makes sense on a blank wall but if its taking up more space inside a giant TV unit except for the viewing pleasure what else was the benefit of a reduced size TV?
If you look at coffee tables, dining tables etc. most of the time they are actually in the way are they needed full-time or can something be done to adjust the space they take up or even double function such as a coffee table being a lidded box instead of just somewhere to stick a cup.