8×40 Shipping Container Home Design

8x40 Shipping Container Home Design

320 square foot tiny home design from http://smallscalehomes.blogspot.com/, suitable for one person or a couple. Could be a backyard cottage, vacation home, guest house, or full-time residence for the right person/people. I did this video using Trimble SketchUp. If you enjoy this, please like, share, comment, and/or subscribe. Thanks!

12 thoughts on “8×40 Shipping Container Home Design

  • August 30, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Do you have a two bedroom design for a 40'? Also where is the plumbing? Is there a subfloor? Thanks in advance?

  • August 30, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    This is probably my favorite house designed with shipping containers..good video presentation.like this video.thank you

  • August 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I like the Ideal of the "rustic" look from the metal for the interior walls… Is there a way to insulate and run the plumbing from the outside and then do a exterior covering ??  I would be ok with the electrical stuff showing from the inside.  I want a really rustic look inside, no drywall…thanks

  • August 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    great video love the idea and am thinking about making one as a cottage, always remember when designing to make sure that no piping such as water lines drain pipes and vent pipes be built into exterior walls always plan sinks showers to be on interior walls to protect from freezing in you live in areas that have below freezing temperatures and when installing your water system always try to plan your water lines with a slight grade going to a valve for easy draining if you do close the camp for winter easy draining will save you the hassle of having to blow out the lines and put in plumbing antifreeze(which should be done if you can), and also plan your under house piping and drains before you place your container cause remember in most cases once you place it and level it you wont want to have to move it again unless of course you have a crawl space like a trailer home, hope this helps anyone wanting to build one of these!!

  • August 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    About how much would that cost??

  • August 30, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Very nice design, now all it needs is a long patio across the front or back.

  • August 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I'm not an expert but the restroom next to the kitchen sounds like a mistake..

  • August 30, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    If you buy a 40', get the 9'6" tall High Cube design. MUCH more room and better air circulation. I've a couple joined as a shop and would certainly live in a container structure. An ISO is basically a rugged "single wide" mobile home.

  • August 30, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    One thing I learned by making my designs public is that there's no such thing as a design that can't be improved upon. I may attempt a design like the one you suggested next.

  • August 31, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Seems like the bathroom should be close to the bedroom, and the kitchen should be next to the bathroom to reduce the need for extensive plumbing.

  • August 31, 2017 at 12:34 am

    When I lived in Hong Kong I was in an apartment that was about 9 feet wide and 30 feet long. It was very cozy but so awesome. You just have to get into the right mindset to live in a smaller area.

  • August 31, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Looks pretty cozy for a place as small as that. It's almost like someone could make that into something like a small apartment. Would probably be great for a student to rent out while in school.

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