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She Turned An Old Shipping Container Into A Tiny Home, The Inside Is Beautiful

By Karly Carpena
October 19, 2016


There’s something so magical about a tiny home. The “Tiny House Movement” is sweeping the world as people are giving up expensive mortgages for a $35,000 500 square foot tiny home. Many view their tiny home as their sleeping quarters and the land that surrounds it as their living room. What’s most impressive about some tiny houses is that they manage to cram loads of style and luxury into their tiny designs.


The floors are made from mahogany and the countertops are constructed from recycled PaperStone.


But if you think that’s unique, wait till you see what one North Carolina woman did to create gorgeous, minimal vacation homes out of unlikely objects – shipping containers! They are relatively inexpensive to purchase and provide strong support for your home.


Packed with everyday amenities like a ceiling fan, stove, toilet, shower and electrical outlets, each container can fit two adults and one child.


It’s hard to believe the containers are only 320 square feet. They look more comfortable than some hotel rooms I’ve been in!


Creator Shelly made the containers in an effort to provide a low-profile, unique and environmentally-friendly vacation rental property.

Located in a nice, quiet area just a short walk away from Carolina Beach, each shipping container provides guests the opportunity to lounge on the deck, and enjoy the outdoor shower in peace.