True Studio Is a 162 Sq. Ft. Modern Shipping Container Home

Exterior of the true studio with trees in the background
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Converting shipping containers into habitable structures is becoming an increasingly prevalent practice in recent years, and we've seen them transformed into anything from one-of-a-kind housing, to invisible art galleries, swanky home offices, shops and even minimalist classrooms and food-producing mini-farms.

Coming in at 160 square feet (14.8 square metres), the True Studio by Oregon's Modern Dwellings is a modern tiny home that packs in a bed for two, a kitchen and a bathroom, and comes with an exterior clad with distinctive, dark-coloured metal slats. There are two entrances: the front porch entrance at one end, and a larger, brighter, glazed side entry door.

Side entrance to the true studio
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Back door to the true studio
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Similar to an actual studio apartment, The home's interior layout is open, with the main living/sleeping area overlapping that of the kitchen.

bed and kitchen area
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The kitchen itself is not too small: there's enough counter space around the sink, four-burner propane stove, and a small refrigerator. There is a small dining table and two seats right across from the wood butcher block-style kitchen counter.

Kitchen counter, stove, and cabinets
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Kitchen table and chairs
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The bathroom is the only closed room and contains a shower, sink, and an incinerating toilet.

bathroom sink and shower
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Incinerating toiletl and storage shelves
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In addition, the True Studio comes with a variety of standard features: R-30 insulation, dimmable lighting, lots of windows, modern fixtures, and a mini-split heating and air conditioning unit, with pricing starting at USD $55,000. Though it can run off of a typical RV hook-up, the home can also use solar panels or even a Tesla Powerwall system at an extra cost. To find out more, visit Modern Dwellings and Instagram, or go rent a True Studio on AirBnb to try it out first.