Live Like a Nomad in This Small Container Home

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    A Shipping Container Becomes a Beach Retreat

    Studio Art Nomad Living
    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, which is a desirable and affordable beach destination.

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

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  • 02 of 06

    A Room With a Beautiful View

    Main Living Area
    Studio Arte

    This uncluttered indoor space seamlessly merges with nature thanks to the 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

    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. Sunlight and large windows make small spaces feel like much more prominent places.


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    An Open Dining Area

    Dining Area and Deck
    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

    Studio Arte

    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 a Shipping Container Costs

    Front View
    Studio Arte

    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.