Budget Breakdown: A Shipping Container Is Transformed Into an Off-Grid Tiny Home for $23K

The eco-friendly escape is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine—and it even includes a full bath.

Czech Republic–based designer Joshua Woodsman (aka Vojtěch Valda) recently transformed a 132-square-foot shipping container into a livable home for just over $23,000. Dubbed Gaia, the experimental dwelling took three months to complete—and it’s able to operate completely off the grid.

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Marissa Hermanson
As a freelance writer who spends her time working from home, Marissa has a deep appreciation for the home and the time and effort people put into designing their spaces.