Located on a family property in northern Minnesota in a very small community called Holyoke, this small and cozy shipping container cabin was created single-handedly by two very talented brothers, Paul and Scott Stankey.
As a result of a crumbling trailer home, the two brothers and their wives have decided to build a new cabin getaway home so they could further enjoy the property’s ravines, hills, fields and prairie.
A small budget, extreme weather and hopes for structural longevity brought the group to consider the possibility of creating an affordable structure from shipping containers. After some drawings and space analysis, two 20â€™ used containers (5000-pound each) were purchased in Minneapolis for $800 each.
With no electricity or running water and after a lot of pushing, pulling and mixing, the group succeeded in creating a small container cabin with the use of homemade windows and hardware and welding on-site.
When complete, the cabin will include a kitchen, dining room, living room, wash and clothes area, and two queen beds. The interior walls and ceilings will be finished in birch plywood, to match the old trailerâ€™s original look& feel as well as a full 12v lighting system with a gas light back up and a gray-water system.