This off-grid shipping container house is sure to have you dreaming of a container house plan of your own. The 20-foot shipping container DIY plans are reasonably priced. The shipping container house, Gaia, is an experimental self-sufficient housing project, a so-called off-grid house. With Gaia, there is no need to rely on external sources of energy or water since this tiny house harnesses solar energy and wind energy. The tiny house is equipped with solar panels, as well as a wind turbine, ensuring your batteries can be charged at all times of the day and in all seasons. The battery level, consumption, charging, and other factors can all be monitored remotely by using a mobile app.
The shipping container house is also equipped to retain rainwater, which is filtered and distributed to the bathroom and kitchen. It is equipped with a refrigerator, water heater, and other 12 V and 24 V appliances according to your needs. Additionally, a higher voltage of 110 V to 230 V can be generated using an inverter. Smart storage space, a convertible sofa-bed, compact stools, and tables are always a feature of Pin-Up Houses. For added privacy and security, the outdoor terrace can easily be folded to close the container using the winch.
This shipping container house is made up of a marine HC 20 feet container, wooden studs, and spruce plywood, creating the entire interior. The inner walls are sprayed with thermal insulation, ensuring a cozy home. To protect this experimental shipping container house from the elements, the container roof is covered with a galvanized corrugated metal sheet, which cleverly extends out beyond the structure to increase the rainwater catchment area that is ultimately collected in a 1,000-IBC tank.
The Gaia is a great example of the sort of tiny house you might create with a steel shipping container. The shipping container house has a sliding glass door and opens up on one end so the tiny home can be filled with natural light. The tiny home uses light-colored wood throughout the interior which makes the tiny home feel more spacious than its small footprint. The living area makes good use of the small space with built-in shelving and cabinets. There is a tiny electric stove to heat the space, a bathroom with a shower, and a couch that folds out to a bed. The kitchen also has built-in cabinets in the same color of the wood used throughout the tiny home which makes a seamless transition in the design.
A shipping container house is a great way to go off-grid. Off-grid living is a good way to reduce your ecological footprint and save some money. With an off-grid shipping container house, your energy bills will be zero. And an off-grid tiny house is a way to simplify your life to the things that truly matter. One benefit to tiny house living is that it frees up your money, time, and energy that would otherwise be spent on maintaining a standard-sized house, rent, or mortgage.
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