Living Off Grid in Queensland

Versatile Container Homes

by | Apr 3, 2022 | Container Homes

You can build your dream home basically anywhere with off-grid setups.

A full lithium battery solar setup eliminates the need to connect to an existing power source. Combine this upgrade with a septic system and water tanks and you can place the home pretty much anywhere you like. Or you can use a compost toilet and recycled and filtered greywater system.

Over the past 3 years we have seen a dramatic increase in people choosing to Live Off Grid. With the popularity growing we see a wide variety of different homes and different set ups.

Container homes are an excellent starting point for many, and the layouts are varied and extremely clever.

As you can see from the photos there is a lot of planning involved in getting the layout just right. Unlike standard homes where you can just rearrange the furniture until you are happy, smaller spaces require many hours of forethought to make the best use of every inch.

While you can add as you need to, being comfortable while continuing to build or grow your space is important.

Bathroom setup in container home
Different shipping container openings

Shipping containers come in 3 main sizes;

10ft Shipping Container
External Measurements – Length 29.91m x Width 2.438m x Height 2.591m
Internal Measurements – Length 28.31m x Width 2.352m x Height 2.390m
(10FT Brochure)

20ft Shipping Container
External Measurements – Length 60.58m x Width 2.438m x Height 2.591m
Internal Measurements – Length 58.98m x Width 2.352m x Height 2.390m
(20FT Brochure)

40ft Shipping Container
External Measurements – Length 121.92m x Width 2.438m x Height 2.591m
Internal Measurements – Length 12.032m x Width 2.352m x Height 2.390m
(40FT Brochure)

There are other sizes and dimension that have been purpose built for bathroom containers, or with side opening doors and even those that offer an additional metre of height.

I good website to view all these options is SCF – Container Solutions

Container veranda setup
Dreamy bedroom container home
Outside bathroom with shower and bath
Raised roof for solar panels

Visit our Off Grid Expo in September to view Off-Grid Options from a variety of suppliers.