Red Storage Container That Seems Ordinary On The Outside Is A Beautiful Home On The Inside

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

When people think about buying their first home, they probably don’t immediately think about a storage unit.

Usually, people imagine gorgeous doors and windows, big yards, and white picket fences, not metal-sided, windowless storage containers.

But for some, a storage container is the perfect solution for a low-budget, easily movable home.

This red metal storage crate looks like a normal storage container from the outside. Inside, though, there is a stunning tiny home.

As the tiny home movement has taken off, more and more people have become interested in downsizing and living minimalist lifestyles.

Tiny houses allow people to live more nomadic lifestyles, since many tiny houses are on wheels or transport easily. This means that you can travel the country while never leaving behind the comforts of home.

Although most people who buy tiny homes are single or only live with one other person, there are also families that have joined the tiny house movement, living in small homes and even refurbished school buses.

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This red storage container may look average from the outside, but it’s definitely far from average inside.

The only indication outside the container that there’s something special inside? The white door, potted plants, and simple patio table.

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At night, the storage container looks even more nondescript.

But just wait until you see the inside — you won’t believe it!

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Inside the container, there are gorgeous wooden floors, tall ceilings, and a spacious open floor plan.

Along with the wooden floors, the walls are paneled with light wood as well.

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The storage container is perfectly organized with a full bedroom, comfortable living room, and good-sized kitchen.

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The kitchen in this tiny home has a lot of storage, a full-sized oven, full-sized fridge, and plenty of counter space.

The cabinets are painted a lovely sky blue color, which makes the room feel airy and bright.

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The addition of the bright-yellow carpets adds an element of color to the neutral walls and floors.

Everything is stored well, so that there won’t be much clutter lying around.

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There are clear sight lines from the kitchen through to the bedroom, which is just past the living room on the other side of the wall.

The ceiling lights emulate skylights, which brighten up the small home and make it seem like there are more windows than there are.

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The bedroom, although not enormous, has enough room for two people to sleep comfortably.

The hanging lamps and mirror help make the space feel larger than it really is, and the shelf above the bed provides a great place to put books, phones, and other items that might normally go on a bedside table.

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The tiny home also offers a full-sized bathroom complete with a toilet, shower, and both a washer and dryer.

The bathroom is hidden behind a sliding barn door, which adds a style element and uses the space very well.

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The best part about this tiny house? It’s for sale!

The owners listed it on eBay for only 99 cents! While the list price is $50,000, you should definitely start bidding now. This totally customized tiny home could be yours for even less.

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Would you live in a storage container tiny home like this? After seeing how gorgeous this one is, I definitely would!

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