Tiny House Labs
Shipping containers are ideal for a quick build out. Here’s why: One container is a complete shell (trailer frame, floor, walls, and roof). If you upgrade to a refrigerated shipping container, you get insulation and interior sheeting in the deal. If you had to build the shell of your tiny house out of studs and sheeting, it could take many more months, materials and money. Within each step of the build, we have inserted time saving tricks designed to aid the quick build your tiny house.
Container architecture is affordable. Steel 20ft shipping containers sell for $1850 apiece plus hauling. $2850 buys a refrigerated 20ft shipping container plus delivery. Comparably, it is hard to find a good tiny house trailer for less than $3000. Shipping containers offer both a tiny house shell and trailer for the price of only a trailer. We have devised similar price saving strategies for each tiny house and container system.
The shipping container is a repurposed material with a small environmental footprint (see attached article). The most environmentally friendly option is a refrigerated shipping container because you can buy a complete frame with insulation. Within every fit and finish, we consider the cost to our environment.
We are teaching skills and techniques for accomplishing your container building goals.