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)