Little Box on the Prairie

Unique pre-fab home for sale, built from two recycled shipping containers. Designer and Artist, Ty Kelly, built this 700 sf house in 2013 as a vacation rental for the modern design enthusiast, combining clean, minimalist style with the warmth and intimacy of a rural cabin. The home has been featured in online design blogs, in addition to being filmed for a popular architectural television series. Aside from a primary residence, this house can serve as a well-equipped guest house, mother-in-law unit, work studio, vacation rental, etc. Currently, the house is rented through mid-October, so it would not be available for moving until late Oct./early Nov.

Features include:
1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, great rm. (kitchen/living)

wood burning stove

hand made butcher block counters

IKEA kitchen and bathroom cabinets

mosaic tile walk-in shower

Corbond closed-cell insulation

Cedar plank rainscreen siding

Electric in-wall heaters

Reclaimed wood throughout

Contemporary appliances, fixtures and faucets

Recessed overhead lighting

Appliances inlcude: Range, Refrigerator, dishwasher, stack washer/dryer, 50-gallon electric hot water tank

For sales inquiries, please contact Tom Gierhan at ERA Landmark Real Estate, Livingston MT.

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Great Room



Living Rm. / Great Rm.


Side Elevation

Window wall and deck

Gravel path to house

Path to house

Designer and artist Ty Kelly built this 700 square foot home in 2013 as a prefabricated home made from two recycled shipping containers. Firewood storage was kept on the exterior of the home, allowing for space to be saved on the interior; the firewood is stored in a projecting exterior box clad in wood siding that matches that of the rest of the home.

Outdoor shower

Front Elevation

Window wall built for the view


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Interior Design
Landscape Design
  • Ty Kelly


  • 1
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Square Feet
  • 700
  • Press