Tomas Ryan built his own shipping container tiny home and kept a detailed journal and pictures of his DIY adventure. Named “The hâB,” the total cost for his home was ~$25,000 and 288 hours of his “inexperienced labor including mistakes, redos, and various other life distractions.”
Tomas used a recycled high-cube container that measures 40-foot long, 9.5-feet tall, and 8-feet wide. He wanted a low-maintenance, industrial style for the exterior, so he kept the shipping container look instead of covering it.
The home has two large sliding glass doors across from each other in the main living area, four 8-foot tall narrow windows in the corners around the bedroom, and another sliding glass door behind the container’s steel doors. He left a 25-inch recess between the sliding door and steel doors to create a small entryway.
The shipping container home was insulated using polyurethane closed cell spray foam. The foam is 1.5″-2.5″ thick on the walls, 3″ thick on the ceiling, and 1″ thick under the floor.
Inside the home is Allure Trafficmaster bamboo vinyl flooring, a wide computer desk/workspace area, and tool chest. There is a 40″ wide stand alone module that includes a kitchenette with under counter refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave and sink. On the other side of the module is the bathroom with shower, toilet, vanity, and closets accessible from two sides.
Past the kitchenette/bathroom module is the bedroom, which is large enough for a queen size bed and room to walk around both sides.
For a detailed report and extra pictures of Tomas’ DIY build, please visit The hâB.
Images © Tomas K. Ryan