I have already discussed all the benefits of container homes, showed the examples of great container buildings, and even tried to calculate the total cost of a house, built from the used shipping containers. So, now it is time to talk about the interior design of a container house. In other words, we need some container home floor plans, showing how an iron box 8 feet wide and either 20 or 40 feet long can be transformed into a comfortable habitation area with a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and a bathroom. Let us now get familiar with some examples of container house plans.
One of the benefits of building with shipping containers is the standard dimension of the latter. Due to this containers are easy to transport from one place to another, but it is exactly the size of a container or its width of 8 feet, to be more exact, which makes planning the interior pretty challenging even for the qualified architects. One really needs to be pretty inventive in order to divide the inner space of a container into different living zones with easy access. Fortunately, containers can be easily joined together to create larger and wider spaces, but with the help of container house plans, presented below, we are going to prove that even a single shipping container can be transformed into a comfortable dwelling with all the amenities at hand.
Shipping Container Home Plans
Above you can see a container house plan, which illustrates how a single 20 feet container can be transformed into a simple yet functional and spacious studio, a beach house, or a vocational cottage. The floor plan features large living room with the joined fully equipped kitchen zone. The toilet and bath are located in the separate zone with the raised floor, which adds some specificity to this project.
If you take a 40 feet container instead of a 20 feet one, you will get enough space to modify the above mentioned container house plan and add a separate bedroom to it, like it is shown on the floor plan below.
Two shipping containers with one side completely removed and joined together allow even more fantasy when planning your container home. According to this container house plan, two 40 feet containers provide 640 sf of the total space, which is absolutely enough for two one bedroom, one bathroom apartments with separate entrance doors.
If you would prefer to use the entire space of two containers for the comfort of one family, enjoy these container house plans:
As you can see, having just one or two 40 feet shipping containers, one can build a pretty comfortable dwelling with enough space for a small family. Have a look at a few more container house plans we have found over the Internet.
Finally, as the highest level of shipping container architecture, we would like to show you a container house plan, which involves five 40 feet containers. Five bedrooms, separate kid room, a study, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and, of course, a spacious living room are comfortably nested on the area with the total space of 1600 square feet. Isn’t it a dream house?
For more information on shipping container floor plans and design case studies check out the Containers 4 Homes ebook. It is a comprehensive guide to building your own container home.