Greetings from Costa Rica! 🙂
Do you remember this tiny shipping container home? Well Jimmy from Costa Rica has another model home for his business ContainerHome.net on his site I wanted to show you. There seems to be lots of container homes being developed lately, it’s good to see these used containers being recycled!
Here he has A 20ft standard ISO shipping container converted into a small apartment. A shipping container with a giant unfolding door. The size of the opening of the unit can be done with several options depending on the client’s budget.
Even though the model says it has sold, the pictures and details are awesome to look at! Jimmy said it took a 12V wench should lift the 1000lb sidewall. This is the total weight of the cutout, the reinforced steel and the wooden deck. With this particular project, they used a pulley system most commonly used for small bridges and very large doors.
These small tiny homes sell for $15,000, not including international transportation. But on ContainerHome.net it states the home sold for $12,500.
The items included in the container home:
- Insulation and wallboard
- Electric connections and fixtures (240 volts)
- Finished Kitchen (sink, counter, shelves)
- Finished Bathroom( shower,toilet,sink)
- Glass sliding door
- Louvered glass window
- Finished floor
- Wooden deck
- Painted inside/outside
- All Labor and Local Taxes
- The estimated time required to build this home is 6 weeks.
Also mentioned is the want for the future of their 20ft home to be “Off the grid”!
- Solar power, Being used with low energy appliances and a conservative use of electricity
- Propane refrigerator
- Rain water catchment systems/ Water from air converters
- Incinerator toilets/Composting toilets
- Wind power
- River water generators
- Location of the container home to maximize wind exposure and minimize sun exposure
- Placement of fast growing trees and Bamboo for sun protection
- The use of high RV factor paint and proper insulation
- A-frame roof system and space creation between insulation and wallboard to minimize the heat
This tiny shipping container home is set up a lot nicer than his last one I think. And definitely not bad for $12,500!
So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂