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See inside this tiny home made in an old shipping container

by Alycia Lucio / / Source: Zillow

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With only 320 square feet of living space, this Carolina Beach house isn’t like others on the street. Set back on a peaceful wooded lot just three blocks from the beach, the tiny home is stirring a lot of buzz. But, it’s not just the size everyone is talking about.

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Two years ago, builders turned an average shipping container into this recycled, blue residence. Why? Because the owner wanted a home with less impact on the environment.

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Listing agent Diana Jewell refers to it as “a modern, minimalist tiny beach home” or, more simply, a “cool surf shack.”

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Currently on the market with Century 21 for $250,000, the home features one bedroom, one bathroom and decks off the living room and kitchen.

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The shipping container isn’t the house’s only recycled characteristic. The home is also furnished with mahogany wood floors that were salvaged and refinished.

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“Paperstone (recycled paper) countertops were used in the bathroom and kitchen,” Jewell explains, meaning this tiny home makes an even smaller environmental footprint than you might expect.

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Although the space is well, mini, a large effort went into creating a comfortable and spacious interior.

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“Neutral finishings make it appear to look larger and brighter,” Jewell says, and huge glass doors and windows were thoughtfully placed around the home.

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“Also, bump-outs were built in the living room and bathroom to maximize those spaces,” she adds.

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This tiny container home shows that you don’t need much to live with style.

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“It has all the features and amenities necessary to live comfortably,” Jewell says.

Top photo by Harry Taylor.

Photos by Cape Fear Real Estate Directory.

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