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Cargo Container House

Shawn A. DehnerComment

Last year we helped draft out what became the Tethys for Bibi, who was serious about downsizing. Starting from a 3,000 square foot house, he downsized to a 1,500 square foot condo, and finally found his ideal space with his cargo container design. 

Check out his awesome work here and over on his Facebook page.

NCBox participates in the free share program so that this plan can be downloaded for free. 

No. 9 - Tethys Shipping Container House


TETHYS is a two shipping container, two bedroom, one bath house. It's a single level floor plan with 720 sq ft of conditioned living space and two decks. The design calls out for post & piers.

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TETHYS was drafted for NCBOX who is currently building it in Jefferson, North Carolina. Follow them on Facebook.


  • Bedrooms: 2 (or 1 + office/study) 
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Conditioned space: 720 sq. ft.
  • Overall dimensions including porch:  16' x 60'
  • Shipping containers: 2
  • Foundation type: Post & pier
  • Print size: 24" x 36"
  • Immediate PDF download with license
  • Design criteria: IRC


Renderings are approximate and are not literal representations of the designs. Designs are subject to change without notice.

Photos of the original Tethys (courtesy NCBOX in North Carolina)