Usually, container homes have a thoroughly contemporary or industrial look to them. Hummingbird Homes, the company that manufactured this house, does describe it as “contemporary,” but to me, it has a surprisingly rustic look. Let’s take a look!
With its rusty color and “tex” mark, the house certainly grabs your attention right off the bat.
Looking at the walls and the ceiling as well as the door, you can see what I mean about a rustic flavor. Then again, looking at the kitchen cabinets and the back wall, it is also easy to see why the builder mentions the word “contemporary” so prominently when describing the home. It is a unique blend.
There is an apartment-sized fridge and freezer unit along with plenty of cabinets.
The wood trim around the door and windows on this white wall draws the emphasis to the wood walls and ceiling.
A small electric cooktop leaves most of the kitchen counter open for other food preparation tasks. There is a microwave above and a big farmhouse sink on the right.
You can see that the main living area of the house is fairly small, but that is in keeping with what you would expect from a container home. This area is not furnished at present, so you could structure the layout as you wished.
The bathroom is located in back of the kitchen.
Indeed, the bathroom door was the rustic one that you saw earlier. The front door has a more standard, contemporary appearance.
The builder kindly provided a look at the fridge and freezer with the doors open so that you can glance inside and get a feel for how much space you would have for your food. Can more tiny house builders do this, please? This is super helpful!
In this photo, you can also glance down into the sink to see how much space you have to do your dishes.
This looks to be a spot to store your trashcan and keep it out of your way. This is one of those little details which is nice to see, but which a lot of tiny house builders fail to document.
The bathroom features a narrow farmhouse sink against the wall, providing more space for the toilet—and a beautiful shower (below).
What a warm, inviting ambiance these tiles create! Like the rustic wood in the living area, this is yet another example of beautiful textures adding character to the home.
Considering how small the house is, the amount of counter space in the kitchen really is astonishing. While four burners is the standard in most homes, how often do you actually use four burners? Sacrificing a couple of burners for more room on the counter seems quite practical when I stop to think about it.
One thing I do notice about this house is that there is neither a loft nor a “bedroom.” But this is not unexpected given that it is a shipping container house. You would need to be willing to let the main living space also double as a bedroom.
But this would be fine if you were, for example, living by yourself. It looks like there should be enough room for a bed and maybe a small desk with a chair. Another option might be a sofa-bed which you could unfold at night to sleep on, and fold back up during the day. You could theoretically put a TV on the kitchen countertop at the corner, or you could mount one directly on the wall. You would need to find a spot for your Blu-Ray player and/or console.
While the tiny profile of this shipping container home looks as if it might pose some challenges, any of these could be overcome by the right buyer.
If you are interested in purchasing this tiny house, you can do so for just $24,000, which looks like a great deal for a functional home with all those appliances already installed! To learn more or to talk to the seller, visit the listing.