Shipping container architecture (or cargotecture) is not a new concept, but there are those who are taking cargo home design to new and glorious levels. Waco-based Cargo Home has created the Helm, an amazing tiny home using just two shipping containers and a lot of design savvy. The home, which is available for rent on Airbnb, is a cedar-clad structure that sleeps up to six people comfortably, all of whom can enjoy the spacious rooftop deck.
Using just two shipping containers, one 20′ and the other 40′, the Cargo Home team was able to craft the containers into a stellar tiny home. The exterior of the home is clad in cedar siding, but the designers decided to leave space so that the original containers underneath are still visible. The home’s main entrance is through the original container doors.
On the far end of the tiny house, the steel panels were removed and replaced with a full wall of glass, allowing natural light to flood the interior. On the inside, the home is clad in pine shiplap painted white, and 100 year old barnwood was used as an accent feature throughout.
The beautiful tiny home features a spacious living room and fully-equipped kitchen, along with two large bedrooms and two full-size bathrooms. The bedroom on the first floor is beyond the kitchen while the second bedroom, which is on the upper level, is reached by a spiral staircase. The master bedroom is a gorgeous space that opens directly onto the large rooftop deck. Installed with LED lighting that wraps around its custom cable railing, this deck is perfect for entertaining friends or simply sitting down with a good book.
There’s definitely a movement on the way not so much the tiny homes am I a fan of, but more so the container homes themselves. If you get a chance, go to Pinterest, and search under “Container homes“. I was amazed at how many different styles and layouts there are for these container homes. I’m now constantly saving container home videos in a separate YouTube channel. As for the tiny container homes, I believe they’re a great business opportunity. Especially for real estate investors.
It jumpstarts the building process by about 30%. They now have container hotels, container apartment homes, small container drive-through restaurants. You gotta see all these things on Pinterest. I was blown away. Now I’m looking for different plans, I may build a few of these on spec. I may even build a container hotel or apartment house on my property in New York.
I’m a huge fan! Check ’em out! You will become intrigued to say the least. Let’s share some ideas in the comment section below.
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- Robert Louis Annenberg Is a 40 year seasoned property owner, manager, investor, builder/developer and business man who is also an author of five published books to date (Amazon.com) and the chief editor of LifeQuestJournal.com. He can be reached at: Info@RobertAnnenberg.com and (201) 289-2500.
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