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Spectacular 40ft Small Shipping Container Home

Container housing has just become a whole lot more legitimate, thanks to the work of one aficionado who is set on spreading the word.

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Brenda Kelly has built her own 45 square-metre tiny container house in the bush at Parau,Auckland, and in doing so, she has become the pioneering owner of the first container house to achieve an 8 Homestar rating by the NZ Green Building Council.

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Brenda Kelly sells IQ Container Homes, tiny homes built from sea containers. IQ Container Homes is located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.Containers are recognised as earthquake, hurricane and fire resistant.


Upon entering Kelly’s home, one of the first thins you see is an amazing porch off the back.The kitchen and living room flow into each other, maximizing the space.Underneath the lounge is extra storage, and the lounge also turns into an extra bed.

This 40ft Shipping Container home is packed with clever space-saving features. It’s solar powered, collects rain-water and can even sleep up to 7 people!