Live Like A Nomad in This Small Container Home

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    A Shipping Container Becomes a Beach Retreat

    A Container home fit for a modern nomad. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    This bright orange abode, called Nomad Living, is a vacation home prototype by Studio Arte. It's a modular dwelling that cost under $50,000 to build, and it was constructed using a single shipping container.

    This small space seems to have everything you need in a summer retreat including the perfect location. It's in Algarve, Portugal a very attractive and affordable beach destination.

    If you want to see more of this shipping container vacation home read on.


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    A Room With a Beautiful View

    A peek inside. Here's the main living area. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    This uncluttered indoor space seamlessly merges with nature thanks to those great glass sliding doors. When the doors are closed, the entire place has a gorgeous view. When the doors are open, the living room becomes an extension of the home's deck.



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    A Deck as Wide as the Dwellings

    A view of the deck. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    The wood deck practically doubles this container home's square footage since it runs the entire length of the dwelling. The curtains are a great touch that provides privacy. FYI, sunlight and large windows make small spaces feel like much bigger places.



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    An Open Dining Area

    The dining area and deck. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    Large glass doors open up the indoor dining area. The deck curtains carve out a spot perfect for napping or working.


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    A Place for a Hammock

    A perfect spot for napping. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    The last time I was in a hammock, the rope that attached it to a tree broke while I was sleeping. Talk about a rude awakening.  A free-standing hammock can be a great piece of small space furniture that won't fall. You can also take it apart for and store when summer is over. But not as quickly as this cool chair.




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    How Much Does A Shipping Container Cost?

    A front view of Studio Arte's Nomad Living container home. Image courtesy of Studio Arte

    While I've heard, you can buy them cheaper, on average a used shipping container costs between $3,500 — $7,000. When it comes to elbowroom, a 40-foot container will give you about 320 square feet of floor space.