Refrigerated Box Converted into Tiny Cabin

“Tim Creek and his family bought a Refrigerated box that was rusting away in a field and had bigger dreams for it. They converted it into their family cabin!”

This video shows how they built a $30,000 tiny cabin for $3,000 – $4,000 not counting labor.


4 thoughts on “Refrigerated Box Converted into Tiny Cabin”

  1. When he was talking beside his kitchen units, he said that because it was a refrigerated container, he had to use a 3-inch base to take the weight. Is that because the refrigerated ones have a lot of extra metal in them ? Double skinned ?

    Following on from that, if there is such a thing as a single-skinned box, that would mean that people using it will need to put extra cladding on the inside to create a double wall and avoid condensation too ? So maybe a 3-inch base will always be sensible anyway, whatever type of box or container is used ?

    As you gather, I don’t know what I’m talking about, but just wanted to clarify that for anyone going to tackle one…

    • I don’t know how refrigerated trucks are built. I assume they are metal stud frames, metal sheeting on both sides and foam insulation inside. He added siding/paneling to both sides to hide the metal and improve acoustics.


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