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Cosy Cabin Created From Shipping Containers

In under a day, architect Adam Wiercinski of Wiercinski Studio was able to install a shipping container home in a community garden near Szelagowski Park in Poznan, Poland.


Dezeen reports that the Portable Cabin, as it is named, is made up of two prefabricated units that were hauled to the site, where Wiercinski went about finishing the interiors. Then, he handed the home over to its owners, a pair of artists who have now been living in it for a year.

The owners have stated ‘it’s very comfortable, even though the winter’, as the design is well insulated, and the interiors are lined with birch plywood, which also helps create a sense of warmth.

The ‘tiny’ house has a footprint of 580 square feet but is enough to have a living room, kitchenette, an area for work, a bedroom, and a bathroom with a bathtub.


The container doors were replaced by Wiercinski with a floor to ceiling window and glass doors, to help create a feeling of more space, which lead onto a large terrace, nestled in the trees and ferns of the community garden, looking out over a nearby river.

The exterior facades, made of thick trapezoidal sheet metal, are painted a muted green but were otherwise left unadorned to maintain the design’s factory-made aesthetic. Wiercinski also created the external steel staircase and curving balustrade for the terrace, as well as the bench, table, and chairs.

“The great advantage of this facility is its mobility,” says the architect. “In this case, the house isn’t tied to a specific place. If the owners decide to move locations, the home can go with them.”

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