Cargotecture: Shipping Containers as Living Space

How much useful space can you create and pack into a place where you can set a tiny footprint? The answer to this might amaze you. Here is one small and confined living space that teach big lessons on effective storage – and it uses shipping containers!


Cargotecture is one of the most innovative ideas for small living homes which uses shipping containers. Conceptualized and created by the Seattle firm, Hybrid Architecture, every hybrid shipping container house is completely assembled on the site. This cargo house provides a feeling of vastness as there are doors on both sides that open onto the redwood deck, which increases the total living area by almost 400 square feet.

With a Euro-style bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower all installed in one, only spread at a total of 12 square feet, lies just across the two-burner electric stove. Two people can easily sleep in the convertible sofa cum bed tucked up against the wall, and another loft bed for up to two kids, folds down from overhead.

These small cargo houses fit in a typical urban backyard and let the city residents to invest small income properties for their kids or relatives.

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