Shipping Container Becomes Fabulous Backyard Tiny Home

I cover a variety of tiny
house stories on this channel. And while some people are using
tiny spaces as permanent housing, I also like to showcase stories where
people are using tiny spaces in a creative way to help improve their life. So that might be as an
additional revenue stream, as a vacation home or as a
backyard additional dwelling unit. So in today’s story, you’re going to see how one family has
transformed a shipping container into a beautiful modern living
space for their backyard. Hi, my name is Sasha and I’m here today
to show you my container home here in Denver, Colorado. so my husband and I decided
to do a container home. Uh, honestly it was my husband that
sort of put the idea into my head. He’s a a designer and he has a
great love of modular design and, and making things that
are ugly, beautiful. We decided to go with something that
was light and airy and really modern. It’s the style we’re both
really interested in. The modern style with that industrial
kind of feel is really inviting. It’s actually a 40 foot shipping
container that we had cut down to 33 feet. He, uh, had an idea of what
he wanted and he worked with, with the guys and adapted
it to make it work. It’s very much taking your time and going
through and working out what will fit in the tiny home. It’s a tiny space,
so you need to measure bookcases, you need to measure beds, you need to measure lounges and work
out what’s actually going to fit well in the space without making it smaller. So our container home is actually going
to be used for two different reasons. We have lots of family and
friends that come and visit us, so we decided we wanted somewhere
where people can come and stay. It’s their own little place private for
them, but then they’re also close to us. Secondly, we want to use it as an Airbnb and we
feel like people will love to experience that. You know what a tiny home, a container home is something
that is not readily available. It is very much an experience and I’m
excited to be able to provide that So guys, here is our tiny home. Come in through the French doors and
they both latch back fully. So this is one of my favorite
parts of the container home. Being able to sit here, relax and have the French doors wide
open and relaxed with outside. Yeah. So my husband’s favorite part of
the container home is the windows, the long windows that are
here and also in the bedroom. They really bring in so much light. So he kitchen is
actually quite spacious. I’m a big fan of the countertops. They look really beautiful as
well from this sparkling. Uh, there’s lots of space for storage and
stuff like that. Your pots and pans. I did however want a little bit more. So I added a little shelf up to the top
and I’m out of my glasses up there and it really went with the theme of
what we had. But if you’re short, there’s a little stool for the people
that are short that can’t reach it. So it comes
with an induction cooker, which just plugs in and I cooked on
that the other night and I made amazing food. So I was pretty happy with it. We have a relatively full size fridge. You’d be surprised how much
stuff actually fits in there. And it’s a fridge and a freezer. Go
to conviction oven, not microwave. And then our coffee machine because
everyone needs coffee in the morning. And so you cheeky people out there. My husband came up with a really cool
concept and behind this barn door. If you actually open up you
can peek into the shower. So the bathroom is a big
feature of this tiny home. It’s actually not tiny. Um, you’d be
surprised at the size of everything, especially the shower building with the tiny home. We had to
have a little bit of flexibility with uh, the stuff that was in
here. TV was a big thing. So what we did is we put it on a bracket
on the wall so it can rotate and it can be facing the lounge room or we can
actually have it rotating so it faces the bedroom. So this is the bedroom. Uh,
it has a queen size bed in it, and then we’ve even put in
a little wardrobe so people
can put their clothes and stuff like that in here too.
So living in Denver. We get both types of climate. So
in summer it’s boiling hot in here. And then in winter we have
snow. So it’s really cold. So the great thing about our
container home is the heater AC unit. So it’s adaptable to whatever
climate we’ll find here in Denver. In our tiny home, we
have the queen size bed, but we also wanted to put in a sofa
bed so that when the three of us, my husband, myself, and my
son come and sleep in here, we have a bed for him as well. Now we have two queen size beds. The end product is
really quite incredible. And people who walk into the tiny
home, they walk in and they go, wow. I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s story. Make sure to subscribe for more tiny
house and alternative lifestyle videos.

Norman Bunn


  1. I love the container home except for two things… (Lack of Privacy) the bedroom needs a closure/door, and the bathroom door I do not like at all…why build a peekaboo/half door! I feel that when I close my bathroom door, no one should see into my private space… especially with it being directly next to the kitchen! Can you imagine someone with an upset stomach in the bathroom, while a guest is on the sofa & your’e preparing dinner?😷🤢

  2. This is a best Tiny house that I ever seen!!! So simply design, simply colours! Great job! I want the same container tiny house!! 🙂

  3. Claustrophobic but not surprising. Where else if not in Denver.
    Given that you couldn't even fit a 40 ft container that's all you get for $79 a night…

  4. I wanted to do this for my kids or a Camper as an cool Chill space, A few years ago.They had one here for about $800 here.I could count on the men around me too help bring it too life.Maybe in a few years if my Sun follwer through as an Carpenter.

  5. what a lovely house you have
    question for you hows the insulation?
    some people said cold and hot …
    i would loved to build my own

  6. I would always love to know a ballpark figure of these homes. One of the appeals for a lot of us is cost. 👍😁

  7. I need to start a channel called, “My tiny house addiction”… I’m seriously considering this in 3tears; after all the kids graduate!!

  8. I loved everything. Absolutely everything. Until the peekaboo shower door and I thought why? But never mind cos I neither wouldn't have that and would not want to know. Thank you for the presentation. Loved it!

  9. This container is beautiful. If you are looking for a modern tiny house for yourself or as a rental? We just put ours on the market! Google The Nest Phoenix and check it out!

  10. I clicked on this video to see the container home; but did anyone else notice she has a really nice ass?

  11. I absolutely love this home and the outside as well. I cannot WAIT to build ours one day 💜

  12. Where did you get that sofa bed unit? It looks really comfortable for a modular unit!

  13. Her accent is driving me crazy??? Sounds kiwi but then a bit of twang comes in and could be southy/aussie/dunno.

  14. I love this design. Only thing I would change is ….make the table fold down to give more space.

  15. This what I need I'm gonna be on the road alot next year. this would be the best option for somebody isn't home alot

  16. I 💘 love this better than a wooden house thank you for saving the 🌳 tree's

  17. One of the best tiny homes I've seen on YouTube. Definitely adding this design to my list of ideas on how I want mine to layout!!!

  18. I like the layout which is straightforward and therefore doesn't waste space.

  19. This is one of the best tiny houses I’ve seen. What size is the shipping container?

  20. I wonder how its like when you cook something that makes a lot of smoke .. what about the sheets and the entire house? they just open all the windows and wait?

  21. I'am viewing this video for the first time. I loved your tiny house. It's very beautiful,
    designed creatively, and the open doors are one of my favorites. ❤❤❤💯❤❤

  22. She is quite tall and what a great body, especially her booty.(She certainly didnt mind showing it off, given her choice of clothing for being filmed) Her husband is a lucky man. On a side note, I absolutely love the home. Kudos on the build and interior choices.

  23. I had the pleasure of staying in this tiny home for two nights (August 2019). It's much more beautiful and welcoming than the video presents. Thank you Sarsha!

  24. They bought a bigger one then cut it down? Hopefully it was because part of it was damaged and not because of something idiotic…

    This is nice as a vacation cottage.

  25. Lovely home! It would be even better if it was two containers joined together.

  26. Don't like the shower having door that exposed shower & back yard seems too small to have the container.

  27. Beautiful but I'm not 'cheeky' – I wouldn't want anyone playing peek-a-boo while I take a shower.

  28. Very nice build! 2 recommendations: take is slower when showing the house. We barely have time to look at things and think how they built them. The cuts are too fast. Also, from a builder’s perspective, you would want to know what it cost approximately.

  29. Camera man was on point. It was hard to focus on the tiny home. 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 she is rocking those yoga pants.

  30. Beautiful home, however you didn't show the bathroom good, or the flooring at all. I like & dislike your videos sometimes you show stuff too long, other times you show a blip of the nice things.?

  31. You "cheeky" people go jump in the lake!" No one will feel comfortable taking a shower in that house now, knowing you can look in on them in the shower. You can leave the bathroom door off also and install a camera…

  32. Why was the container cut down to 33 feet from the original 40feet? It's a shame to take off the extra square footage and I'm guessing it did not fit the lot or had to meet a restriction.

  33. I love it! Wish I could go and spend a week there. I bet it cost a pretty price.

  34. ehhhhh how much to build defs would live in this place perma since its just me

  35. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd be scared shitless during lightening storms, LOL!

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  37. How important they make themselves out to be. Its a tiny space have to figure out what will fit be measuring everything lol, compared to to regular households were there is no measuring involved, in fact carpenters are forbidden to use ruler's. Nice yoga pants.

  38. Very nicely done! Great video, just wish you had gone a little bit slower to allow a little more appreciation of the finished product!

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