You may have never considered living in a shipping container, but this home design by Joseph Dupuis may make you have a change of heart. This 355-square-foot space has everything a person needs in a home. Dupuis, like others who appreciate tiny living, just wants to simplify life and focus on things that really matter.
In an interview with Huffington Post Dupuis said, “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 spent three years coming up with a design concept that would really work for the average person. Check out the pictures below to see how it turned out.
The open concept of the home is what makes a small space feel larger. Walls take up too much square footage, so designing shorter walls to offset the bathing area and the kitchen is all it takes to divide the room.
Adding extra windows creates a ton of natural light, making the space feel more open. Pair that concept with light flooring and walls and the space automatically feels bigger. You even have enough space for a few pieces of furniture.
The home is complete with a wood stove, kitchen and solar panels. While the space may be small, the basics are covered. Anybody who enters this space will immediately feel warm and welcomed by the added simple touches.
The bathroom area is missing one thing: a toilet. According to an article in Huffington Post, Dupuis said, "If you dig for septic, the home becomes a dwelling. I wanted the whole point of the cabin to be that you can break it down and move it whenever you need to.”
The space is smart and open. There is no room for clutter which speaks to those that want to be apart of the tiny house movement. Currently, this home is being sold for $58,000 Canadian dollars (approximately $46,500 USD). However, the real attraction is that it can be taken down and re-built anywhere in the world.
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