$36,000 Houses Made From Shipping Containers

October 20, 2017

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This is an example of one of the shipping container homes built by MODS International and available for purchase on Amazon for around $36,000 (plus ~$4,000 shipping). Each 320-square foot home (twice the size of my current apartment) comes complete with a bedroom, bathroom (with shower, toilet and sink), a kitchenette, living area, dying area (just kidding you can do that anywhere), appliances, and heating and air conditioning. Plus you can presumably ship yourself to a different location if you get tired of where you're living/the cops are closing in. I'm going to buy one then ship myself around the world aboard a cargo ship. Bon voyage! "You're going to die." I'm already dead.

Keep going for more shots of the interior and exterior.

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Thanks to dunc, who wants to ride his home across the country aboard a train. Also a good idea!

  • I appreciate the low wall shelf in the bathroom.

  • Chewbakka™

    Shipping containers don't breathe well, at all. Unless you live in an extremely mild climate where you can frequently keep your windows open while you're home, everything inside would be wet and mildewy all the time.

  • BigChick

    This would be a nice "rv".Just get a CDL and buy a semi, move whenever the fuck you please.

  • slipfi

    I didn't notice - jk - I did and thought "hasn't anyone heard of the word 'staging'. They could have made that tiny shotgun house a LOT cuter.

  • whacko

    So.. it is like a trailer home without any wheels?

  • {malt}

    i love the idea but the reviews aren't all that rad.

  • Guesticle

    echo

  • Ryan

    Where am I supposed to put the TV? There's a window in the way. And they couldn't include a small stove? I've seen hotel room kitchens smaller than this, WITH a stove and dishwasher!

  • matthew

    I didn't notice - jk - I did and thought "hasn't anyone heard of the word 'staging'. They could have made that tiny shotgun house a LOT cuter.

  • Guesticle

    why are 4 "people" copy/pasting the same comment?

  • asdfadfs

    I thought shipping containers were now frowned on by survivalist nutjobs because while they seem strong basically any force hitting it from the side makes it fold up on you like a house of cards. these things are strong for their intended purpose of being stacked vertically on a cargo ship, surounded by other shipping containers on each side.

  • erik

    I didn't notice - jk - I did and thought "hasn't anyone heard of the word 'staging'. They could have made that tiny shotgun house a LOT cuter.

  • bobjr94

    You could get a new single wide mobile home for that price with more than double the square footage. That would be a good deal for closer to $20,000.

  • captaindash

    There is no closet in the bedroom. Where would you put your clothes? A cooktop would be nice too. No oven needed, but a nice flat-top place to boil water would be nice, even if it's just a 2 burner unit. I like the general idea but more thought could certainly go into the design. Above the couch is waste space that could have small shelves, along with the whole other side. Just a 1' deep shelf that's 1' from the ceiling would provide a boatload of storage space. Gotta make use of every inch, people! Double front doors are stupid too. Most full size houses don't have that.

  • MostlyPonies

    Where am I supposed to put the TV? There's a window in the way. And they couldn't include a small stove? I've seen hotel room kitchens smaller than this, WITH a stove and dishwasher!

  • maxwell fitzgerald

    This would be a nice "rv".Just get a CDL and buy a semi, move whenever the fuck you please.

  • jordan

    I didn't notice - jk - I did and thought "hasn't anyone heard of the word 'staging'. They could have made that tiny shotgun house a LOT cuter.

  • Guesticle

    didn't notice what?

  • Talon184

    I like the 2 bunk beds in the corner...enough sleeping space for 4 people...4 FREAKING PEOPLE!!! That's less than 100 sq ft per person. That's smaller than my dorm room 20-something years ago. That's like...too many people in this damn box!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I know that people like to look down on trailers, but you can get a trailer cheaper than that. You can even get a cabin for cheaper than that. They're both bigger, too.

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