Joseph Dupuis managed to build a tiny, yet cozy, cabin in Ottawa, Canada from three 20-foot shipping containers. Measuring just 355-square-feet, it comes with a heating / cooling system, solar panels, a wood stove, full kitchen and shower. He started designing the house in 2010, and worked on plans for about an hour each day for approximately three years. The home was constructed on his family’s farm, and built 95% himself, working 12-13 hour days for three months, while leaving the rest to electricians and other subcontractors. When he started living in the cabin, his winter heating bill was only $35. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“I want to help as many people as I can get out of the pocket of big banks and make people more self-sufficient. I see my friends buying $400,000 houses and they’re in debt for the next 35 years. It’s pretty backwards — we don’t need these expensive homes and all this stuff we have in our lives,” said Dupuis to HuffPost.