Artists Pamela and Matthew bought land in Upstate New York with the goal of turning it into a place where they can unwind on the weekends. After setting up their garden and the greenhouse, it was time to start thinking about housing. They decided to go the shipping container route because they just wanted something small and eco-friendly.
In her website, Brooklyn Farm Girl, Pamela shared some valuable tips if you are thinking of getting a shipping container to turn into your future home. Her first tip is you need to ask different companies because prices vary depending on where you buy the container – and prices change weekly. Also, don't forget to add in shipping costs.
The couple got their 320-square-feet container from Modal Art. They painted the interiors and redid the floors in laminate. After 18 months of working on it, the shipping container has finally turned into Pamela and Matthew’s dream weekend home nestled on their seven acres of land.
Most shipping containers pretty much look the same – plain and a bit boring. It’s up to the homeowners to turn this blank canvass into something that reflects their personality.
Having colorful furniture and accessories is an effective way to give life to an otherwise austere and bland space.
Because of space limitations, it is a common practice in tiny homes to have things that serve a double function. For instance, this bright red sofa turns into a twin bed.
A multi–colored rug is the perfect accent to this room, which is filled with mix-matched furniture in different colors.
This vibrant green sideboard provides lots of storage. Adding a few decorative objects in assorted colors on top of the drawers lends a fun vibe to the place. The blue ottoman adds another pop of color to the room.
This wood-finished table paired with four chairs in different colors provides an interesting study in visual contrast.
This solar system mobile, which hangs in the middle of the ceiling of the container, sparks conversations.
These white plates, bowls, cup and mug provide a touch of tranquility in this home filled with lively pieces from all colors of the rainbow.
This battery-powered portable toilet doesn’t require any plumbing. It’s an ingenious option for container homes.
If you have the extra land available, you can create a small garden. Surrounding yourself with nature is always a wonderful way to de-stress.