Hi everyone! So what’s my big idea? This is my pilot project, my first container conversion project. Have a look see how my shipping container plan has evolved.
My goal is a green, eco-friendly, high quality and visually attractive build.
So, after my wife got me hooked on container home conversions a couple of months ago on Instagram, I decided to look into designing and building my own. I have completed a number of renovations including bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, offices, minor extensions and carports. I’ve also been involved in volunteer construction work doing steel erections, roofing and drywalling. So, converting a shipping container doesn’t seem like an overwhelming project. Although, in the famous last words of Jeremy Clarkson, “how hard can it be!”
My First Plan
My first idea was two 40ft containers, separated along the length, and closed in along the middle.
I’d still like to try this one. It seems like good use of space. But, since this is my first container build, I thought I should keep it small for now. Big ideas should be realistic too.
My Second Big Idea
So here’s some ideas I have for a single 40ft container. Which one do you think is the best, and let me know why? When I’m done, I’m hoping to sell this container, so I’d like as many opinions as possible.
Nearly there – Final Plan
After much feedback and trying to decide on what is practical, I have the last two iterations:
Most of the feedback had to do with not having the bathroom and kitchen not right next to each other. However, for practical reasons the kitchen and bathroom should be next to each other to facilitate easier (and cheaper) plumbing. Hence the idea for a dressing room/cupboard in between. (Picture 2 above) But everyone still seems set on having the kitchen at the opposite end of the container. (Picture 1 above)
The kitchen on the far end of the container is nice because it allows for more counter space and cupboards because of the “U” shape.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.