Shipping container tiny houses have become very popular over the past couple of years, and personally I love them. They have a modern, minimalist look to them courtesy of their original utilitarian purpose, and they are fairly easy to convert into livable spaces.
It is always cool to see a different spin on the basic concept of the container home though, and this house for sale close to Punta Uva, Limon certainly qualifies.
Most container houses I have seen consist of a single shipping container converted into a home, but this one has multiple containers linked together and set up to create a two-story residence. What a smart idea! Because shipping containers feature flat roofs, this makes it easy to convert them into decks. You can also see how the layout cleverly creates a sheltered driveway.
The bathroom here gets serious points for style! With a wide open design, a large bathtub, a simple but beautiful sink, and a gorgeous back wall, it is a work of art all by itself.
The home is surrounded by beautiful, dense forest land.
Sitting out on this patio and enjoying the sunlight and the breeze rustling through the leaves would be such a lovely experience.
The same design elements which you saw in the bathroom are repeated in the living room. According to the description for the home, it is a project of Bio Caribe, a company which promotes itself on its website as, “Costa Rica’s First Sustainable Caribbean Real Estate.”
On the website, there are some references to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright has had a tremendous influence on tiny house design altogether, but I can particularly see it in this living room. The layout and the open flow of space are particularly reminiscent of the layouts typical of his houses.
Looking out at the patio and the landscape beyond is like gazing out at paradise.
This must be where one can manage the home’s utilities. It is located entirely off the grid.
Now here is what I wanted to see most—what it is like up on the deck! Yep, this house, like its surroundings, is most definitely a bit of paradise. I wish I could climb into that hammock right now and idle away the hours.
It looks like there is some turf installed up on one of the roofs—I’m not sure if it is real or artificial. Either way, it is a clever idea, especially if one has children (though I wouldn’t necessarily let younger kids up on this roof with such a flimsy railing).
Want to move to Costa Rica and live in this beautiful off-the-grid tiny container home? You can get in contact with seller Edsart on Tiny House Marketplace on Facebook. I also recommend dropping by Bio Caribe and taking a look at some of their other homes (sound warning if you’re at work—the page plays music).