This 800 square foot home created from three shipping containers for Mike and Shawn McConkey from Obrarchitecture is one of first container homes in San Diego. The open-concept home is environmentally friendly and even uses flame-retardant materials due to the location of the home, where fires are more commonplace than other locations.
The home may be small, but it's not lacking in features and amenities. This includes plenty of doors that can stay open when desired, to let in air and available light, thereby creating an airy, inviting space. In this photo, a garage door retracts to let fresh air inside the home.
The kitchen offers everything that you need to prepare meals, including a full-sized refrigerator, oven, stainless steel sink and plenty of counter space. Overhead cabinets, built-in shelves and cupboards provide necessary storage, while IKEA appliances and kitchen items helped rein in costs. Mike McConkey has a degree in architectural engineering. His experience was integral in creating the home and coming up with cost efficient and space-saving ideas, like a smaller dining table that is perfect for two.
The house also contains a small living area, a bedroom and a bathroom.
The coupled purchased the flooring, doors and the vanity in the bathroom at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Underneath a large, simple glass mirror, the vanity consists of a simple sink atop a wood slab and wooden table painted gray. The vanity adds a rustic charm to the bathroom.
A built-in deck provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy outdoor air in the evenings.
On a warm and breezy, California night, you can't beat sitting inside this charming container home. This home is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. With a breathtaking view of the mountains and close to local hiking trails, it's a naturist's dream!