Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to houses, as sometimes all you need is a tiny house that’s outfitted for simplified off-grid living. And that’s what you get with the Gaia container home from Pin-Up Houses, an ingenious self-sustaining DIY tiny home whose plans can be purchased for under $200.
Built on a 20’ High Cube shipping container, Pin-Up Houses’ Gaia incorporates everything you need for truly self-reliant living. Power is derived from solar panels and a wind turbine, and your energy levels can be monitored from an app. A rainwater collection system provides water to your bathroom and kitchen, and a refrigerator, water heater, and other 12 V and 24 V appliances are all accounted for in the plans. Smart in-wall storage, a convertible sofa-bed, and compact stools and tables make up the living space, while a winch-controlled folding terrace provides a convenient outdoor area. The plans include a full list of materials and tools you’ll need, as well as detailed plans, drawings, layouts, and a step-by-step guide for building your tiny home. The Gaia container house plans can be purchased from Pin-Up Houses for $190.
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