Man Builds Cozy And Functional Home Out Of Shipping Containers
I like to browse through articles and photos of tiny homes, and people seem to be getting more and more creative with them by the second. Joseph Dupuis of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada constructed a completely functional tiny home out of shipping containers, and the finished product is an efficient, cozy cabin that would be great for weekend retreats.
According to the Huffington Post, Joseph built the tiny home using three 20′ shipping containers put together. The end result is a 355-square-foot cabin complete with heating, air conditioning, a kitchen, shower, and outdoor outhouse. “If you dig for septic, the home becomes a dwelling,” Joseph told The Huffington Post. “I wanted the whole point of the cabin to be that you can break it down and move it whenever you need to.”
Although it took the better part of three years from start to finish, Joseph did the majority of work himself, saving tons of money in the process. “I want to help as many people as I can get out of the pocket of big banks and make people more self-sufficient,” he explained. “I see my friends buying $400,000 houses and they’re in debt for the next 35 years. It’s pretty backwards – we don’t need these expensive homes and all this stuff we have in our lives.”
The cabin may have a small square footage, but the open floor plan and natural light make it feel much bigger. There’s plenty of space for both a living area and bed.
With the cost of today’s real estate prices, tiny homes seem to be gaining more and more popularity. Trading in large square footage to be debt-free seems like a pretty fair tradeoff, so it makes sense. Although I’m not sure I’d ever take the plunge to tiny home living, ideas like Joseph’s have certainly got me thinking about it. Great work constructing this wonderful tiny home, Joseph!