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Container Forty-Five









Container Forty-Five is a sustainable micro home with amazing views across the cornish countryside and out to sea.

Built from a 45ft used aluminium shipping container the house is super insulated and all electric. With underfloor heating, LED lighting, electric oven and Induction hob.

A 45 shipping container converted into a modern home in Cornwall, UK. Designed by Eco Pig Designs. More info. here.

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  • Reply SC January 14, 2015 at 8:54 am

    The outside is hideous, but the inside is terrific, although I am not partial to minimalist spaces. But I would imagine its easy to clean and organize.

    • Reply Jeffrey July 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Ha! I was thinking just the opposite – what a let down the inside is compared with the design opportunities of incorporating the uniqueness of the exterior! To each his own I guess!

  • Reply Anna January 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Lovely! So airy and clean, but a bit rough around the edges so it doesn’t seem surgical, like some modern/minimalist spaces do (although….is that just a hole in the bathroom ceiling? Forgot to install a can light before the photo?). And I’m a sucker for a warm grey. The reuse of materials for the interior (e.g. pallets) is a nice touch too.

    I’d like to see more of the kitchen and bathroom and know more about how it went from shipping container to holiday cottage, what they used for insulation, materials, etc. Unfortunately the Eco Pig Designs website doesn’t have much more info than this post…

    BUT I would for sure consider renting this place during my next holiday in Cornwall! (…..One can dream!) 🙂

  • Reply Rick January 15, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Nope. Bathroom needs a door. Don’t care that it’s off the bedroom. It’s visible from outside the bedroom.

    • Reply zenloki January 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      agreed, its a minimalist voyeur’s dream.

  • Reply Gabriele Fränzl January 15, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Wieviel kostet der Wohncontainer ?
    Danke und liebe Grüsse Gabi Fränzl

  • Reply toni January 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Love this! What was final cost?

  • Reply Jean Suitor January 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm


  • Reply gwen khoury January 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Love this home. Love the windows. Is any house surgical? Mine isn’t and wouldn’t want it want it to be.
    I love it just the way it is and adore it completely. I hope one day to have a container home, as soon as I’m finished with my wielding class. Great job!.

  • Reply Tina January 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Perhaps it’s a pocket door? Love this house – makes me wish for a simpler life!

  • Reply Amber January 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    To big for me

  • Reply Alex Alexander April 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Aluminum? With rust? And wouldnt it be worth a lot scrap value?

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