This shipping container home was originally built as a “mobile dwelling unit” for people who work and travel around the globe, though it can also easily serve as a permanent dwelling. The home was designed in 2003 by LOT-EK, an architectural design studio specializing in sustainable construction and upcycling materials to create amazing structures.
What’s really unique about this home is the extruded cuts in the outer wall, each of which can be pulled out when the unit is in place, giving the home a larger square footage than most container homes. These can be pushed closed and interlocked when the unit needs to be moved, allowing it to be shipped anywhere just like any standard container.
This home is a great concept, adding width to the long and narrow shape of containers that normally limits options when designing living areas.
The extruded living areas in this container open up the inside for an abundance of unobstructed space. You could definitely have room here for more furnishings (if the clean, minimalistic look doesn’t suit your fancy) or even a few extra family members or a couple dogs.
Each of the extruded spaces serves its own purpose, with a kitchen, table with seating, sleeping areas, and a desk and shelves for a work space.
See the gallery at LOT-EK for more images of this cool container home.