Design studio Pin-Up Houses has designed a tiny house that measures in at just 20ft x 8ft and is made from a small shipping container.
Taking 3 months to construct, the home named ‘Gaia’ is an experimental self-sufficient housing project that has no need to rely on external sources of energy or water since this house has been designed to harness solar and wind energy.
The tiny home is equipped with solar panels, as well as a wind turbine, ensuring that the batteries can be charged at all times of the day and year-round. There’s also equipment to retain rainwater, which is then filtered and distributed through to the bathroom and kitchen.
The container roof is covered with a galvanized corrugated metal sheet that extends out beyond the structure to increase the rainwater catchment.
Inside, there’s Spruce plywood that lines the interior of the home and includes plenty of storage cabinets, as well as a fireplace, a convertible sofa-bed, compact stools, and tables.
Also included in the design are a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and basic vanity.
Here’s a look at the layout of the container home.
To find out more, you can watch the following video.