This Shipping Container-Based Tiny Home Features An Interesting Space Saving Layout

Shipping containers are widely used in the world of architecture, and they are used to build tiny homes, offices, or even soccer stadiums. However, they are predominantly used for tiny homes, and this debut model by UnContained Dreams is another great space-saving tiny home design. Called the Rising Sun, this high-cube shipping container provides a refreshing take on space-saving interior design, and it measures 40 feet.

Designer: UnContained Dreams

The tiny home has a height of 9.6 feet, with a width of 8 feet, making it a few inches smaller than most trailer-based tiny homes. It is difficult to fit a comfortable interior layout into such a home, but UnContained Dreams managed to do a great job. Large metal boxes also tend to have poor thermal performance, hence this is something UnContained Dreams had to deal with. To deal with this issue, they used closed-cell spray foam on the ceiling, floor, and walls. The home is also equipped with multiple windows and has doors cut into it, featuring wooden trim which creates a utilitarian look.

The home also features a mini-split air-conditioning unit which keeps the interior cool and comfy. As you enter the home, you are welcomed by a spacious living room. This is the focal point of the home, and it includes a custom walnut futon that can be transformed into a double bed. The living room also contains a handy table made from walnut. There is an entertainment center as well, with double glass doors that fill the space with light.

The kitchen is located next to the living room, and it contains quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, a fridge/freezer, an oven with a propane-powered stove, a microwave, a sink, shelving, and cabinetry. It also includes a dining table for five adults. Since the home lacks some space, the studio installed a separate WC, shower, and a nearby vanity sink. This suits smaller homes quite well! The bedroom has a double bed with integrated storage space for clothes, shoes, and more. It also has two built-in nightstands and lighting, as well as a small wall-mounted standing desk area that can be used as a home office.