A woman has designed her own tiny house from three shipping containers. Let’s take a tour of the interior!


Living in a shipping container home may not sound like the best idea at first, but after seeing this woman’s house at Lake Taupo in New Zealand, you might change your mind.

Brenda Kelly is no stranger to dealing with shipping containers.

In fact, she lived in an ultra-compact house made from a single 20-foot shipping container.

While she planned a larger house made from a 40-foot container with an innovative tiered solar system, she lived there.

And out of love for shipping containers, Brenda is back at „Living Big In a Tiny House” with her third container.

She has moved to a different city and built herself a new container home.

Brenda has been living there for about a year now and is thoroughly enjoying it.

What drew her to this place are the relaxing views and tranquility.

She emphasizes that she has never been a fan of city life.

The house was built on slightly elevated stilts so she can make the most of the stunning lake view.

Unlike most tiny houses, this one is connected to the grid as it’s situated in a shaded area, and installing solar panels wouldn’t make much of a difference.

Brenda’s new home consists of three separate 20-foot containers connected in parallel.

They’ve also removed the interior walls of two containers to create a spacious bedroom with one-and-a-half times the width and a living room.

The entire house has an area of about 45 square meters.

The exterior of the container house is entirely black, except for the attractive pattern attached to the front of the house with stickers.

These pops of color definitely add some fun and character to the house’s design.

Since they built the house on higher stilts, Brenda was able to utilize the space underneath as a carport.

Upon entering the house, a short hallway leads directly into the living room, which opens onto a covered deck.

Brenda has also installed large windows that are slightly lower than usual, allowing her to fully enjoy the breathtaking view.

She has applied the same principle in her master bedroom, from where she can look out onto the lake from the bed. When you’re inside, you don’t even notice that the entire structure is made of shipping containers because it looks so much like a regular house.

A regular-sized refrigerator with a microwave, overhead cabinets, a two-burner stove, a dish drawer, a compact oven, and an extractor hood are all included in the kitchen.

Brenda stores her linens and does her laundry in a utility room near the living room.

A large bathroom with a standard 900×1200 shower, a gel-flush toilet, and a vanity mirror is integrated into the house.

Brenda’s bedroom is beautifully spacious, providing enough room to comfortably walk around her bed.

Below, there is additional storage space where she keeps her camping gear and suitcases.

The room also features a wardrobe with floor-length mirrored doors.

Since Brenda works from home, she has set up a dedicated office/guest room where she can focus.

It has a large desk that can accommodate a printer, a laptop, and two external monitors.

Incredibly, the entire setup can transform into a double bed where Brenda’s guests can sleep comfortably.

The house boasts a fantastic entertainment area on the balcony, where two armchairs, a side table, and a coffee table are situated.

Brenda says it’s a lovely spot to relax in warm weather and gaze out over the lake.

It truly is a spectacular home that most of us can only dream of!

Check out the actual tour video of Brenda’s stunning shipping container home