The design on this home is a mishmash of Shipping Container and timber cabin although a bit of an odd design due to the two materials contrasting with each other the home/retreat works.
Paul Stankey, co-founder of Hive Modular, with his wife, his brother, and his brother’s wife decided about going about building this weekend getaway on family land in hills north of Twin Cities. The two containers came in at $800 each plus labour and transportation.
Upon completion the shipping container home will have a kitchen,dining room,living room,washing and clothes area as well as two queen side beds.
On the energy front there will be at least a small solar array and a cistern will be operated using rainwater catchments from the gully.
This is the 02 Design which i thought would be worth posting for people to get an idea of how you can make a simple home with 2 x 20ft containers. As you can see its functional but also there is a lot of wasted space that could be utilized but it still fits!
For an example of how to work things out generally I would go for the number of people living in the house plus one when it comes to seating. As there is only a double bed in this house and living room seating for 6 you can half that space. Dining table could be set for 2 with a fold down table so that more seating could be added if needed rather than taking up 1/4 of the home. Sofa bed or Murphy bed would be more practical than a double bed that looks like its stuck in the middle of the sitting room. Not an ideal plan for me this one but at the same time like I said its all in there and with excess. If creating open plan in the sitting room/bedroom I would go with a divider after reducing the amount of seating as this will allow wardrobe space in the bedroom and a TV unit in the sitting room as well as small storage.
But the important thing is here is you can see how it can be done at the same time having a canvass to work from you can also plan out how you would do it.