Off The Grid

Spectacular 20ft Off-The-Grid Tiny Shipping Container House

This off-the-grid shipping container tiny house is one that you have to see to believe! Converted from a 20ft (6 meter) shipping container, this tiny house has everything that you need and is an exceptional example of functional, space-saving design.

Outside the Container House

Brenda Kelly has been passionate about shipping container homes for as long as she can remember, and has been drawing designs for most of her life. Her passion and eye for great design can be seen throughout the fantastic features of this tiny home. From the outside, you can see she has used only 4 of the 6 meters of the shipping container, allowing her to keep it under 10 square meters (107 sq ft) and thus not requiring council consent.

Inside the Container House

Inside the container house, the space has been incredibly well thought out. Here you see the kitchen and office area either side of the entrance door. A very impressive and functional lay-out for such a small space.

Container House Office

Because Brenda works two days a week from home, a functional office space was very important. This small area contains everything that she needs to comfortably carry out her work from the container house.

Container House Kitchen

The kitchen is perhaps one of the most impressive spaces in this house, with lovely lighting and a lovely blue back-splash which gives it a very modern, stylish look whilst remaining a very functional cooking space.

Cooking In the Container House

A portable gas burner sits below the bench and is only brought out when needed. For larger meals, a BBQ sits just outside the door of the container in the undercover area.

Container House Living Room

Unlike most tiny house designs, the living room of the container house is actually placed above the sleeping area, which helps to really open up the feeling of this design. A very clever feature. The native bush views outside the container are framed by impressive panoramic windows in both the living room, and sleeping area.

container house bedroom

The bedroom sits below the lounge area. High enough to sit up and read, this space is incredibly cosy. A full wardrobe fits along the side wall and provides ample storage for clothes.


Overall, Brenda has created a wonderful home, full of very clever and unique design ideas. If you would like to find out more about Brenda’s container house designs, you can visit her website at IQ Container Homes.