Most people, when thinking about building a home, would never think of using steel sea containers for the outside structure. If, by chance, they did come up with that idea, the expectation would be that the end product would be survivalist decorum at best, definitely not rustic hunting cottage.
According to Sea Container Cabin, two sea shipping containers have been placed together by Larry to form a survival cabin. In his blog he states that he did all the work himself, including the interior decorating. The end result is an amazing, self-sustaining, off-the-grid cabin that looks like an interior designer did the decorating.
Tiny House Talk states that the cabin is approximately 640 square feet (59 square meters) of space. The living room is 220 square feet (20 square meters). The ceiling and walls are covered in wood paneling and turn cold steel into warm and welcome.
With 80 square feet (7 square meters) for the kitchen, Larry puts the space to good use. He has a full-sized sink and a refrigerator and freezer in the space.
Tile flooring gives the space an upscale feel. He includes the comforts of home with a large screen TV on the wall.
This bedroom has 72 square feet (6.7 square meters) and a beautiful window for natural light. Larry makes use of the steel siding by painting it and color-coordinating it with the rest of the room.
The second bedroom is 80 square feet (7 square meters) and sports more of the hunting cabin feel.
His bathroom is spacious, coming in at 48 square feet (4 square meters). Water is heated primarily by solar energy, but electric is available if necessary.
Although the cabin is planned as a survival spot in case things go bad, Larry has taken time to pay attention to the details. Even the bathroom is carefully decorated, and the shower is spacious.
A stackable washer and dryer are tucked away in the utility closet.
Since the cabin is designed for long-term survival use, the pantry is 32 square feet (3 square meters) and is stocked with plenty of non-perishable items.
The location of the cabin is just like the inside, beautiful! Sea containers are extremely durable, meant to withstand the salt air and harshness of the sea; they definitely make durable framing for a cabin. With the right kind of planning and decorating, your survival cabin can also be a place of refuge and retreat.