20′ Shipping Container Coffee Shop- (Industrial Modern Tiny House Design)

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In this short clip, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen swings by the ports of Boston to re-check out a coffee shop (and other nearby kiosks and stores) that have been built from repurposed shipping containers. Shipping Container architecture is a growing movement, and this is one of the newest additions (albeit somewhat hidden) to Boston, MA

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  1. inboxnews
    January 16, 2018

    Love it! Thanks Deek. Stay warm my friend.

  2. Ruth Presti
    January 16, 2018

    Thanks Deek, hope you've thawed out by now. I am still in the planning stages, but you are a big inspiration to me(plus, as a transplanted Yankee, I just like listening to your voice). You said you are heading to Texas…any chance you'll ever do a workshop down here?

  3. Carla Portocarrero
    January 16, 2018

    Very nice containers and I can have more ideas. Thanks and hasta la vista. Cuidate del frío (take care from de cold). Adiós. Greetings from Guadalajara, Jalisco. México.

  4. Will Nickelson
    January 16, 2018

    There's a Starbucks on Boeing field in Seattle made from shipping containers.

  5. Bryant Ford
    January 16, 2018

    Thanks for braving the cold for this video. Too bad it was closed.
    I'm enjoying a day off. The Texas oilfield is shut down due to ice & temps in the upper 20s. Not too many salt trucks in these parts. Stay warm, everyone.

  6. PatCan
    January 16, 2018

    What a great idea for small business owners. Would have loved to have seen more of the inside and you could have been toasty warm and drinking coffee as you interviewed them.

  7. Pamela Chadwell
    January 16, 2018

    far out! I love those shipping containers!

  8. ryefry
    January 16, 2018

    More container vids if you can find them please! Also, what the music in the video?

  9. George Hazim III
    January 16, 2018



    We just finished building the first two (2) story, full ceiling height (both floors), vertically expandable tiny home. Our unit is 24'-0" long x 8'-6" wide x 13'-6" tall (17'-6" when expanded). NO MORE LOFTS!!! Both the first and second floors have 7’-2” ceiling heights. It has 365 ft² total. It offers the following amenities:

    • lightweight, only 7,500lbs (9,800lbs full of water)
    • steel structural insulated panel (SIP) walls, ceiling, and floors
    • 50 AMP and 30 AMP RV plugs, for city power hook up
    • off-grid solar power via twelve (12) 330W solar panels (3,960W total)
    • 500AH @ 48V (24,000WH) of power storage
    • on-board 8,750W gasoline power generator
    • all LED lighting
    • city water hook-up
    • 582 gallons of fresh/waste water storage via three (3) 97 gallon tanks for fresh (291 total gallons) and three (3) 97 gallon tanks for waste water (291 total gallons)
    • rainwater harvesting system built into the roof (fills tanks when it rains)
    • standard size forty (40) gallon hot water heater
    • full-size stainless steel Samsung intelligent appliances (washer, dryer, refrigerator/freezer, induction cooktop/convection oven, over-the-range microwave, and dishwasher)
    • 65” Samsung television and sofa-bed in living room
    • large two (2) compartment sink w/ in-sink disposal
    • full-size cabinets and pantry
    • table for two (2)
    • 48" x 36" glass shower enclosure
    • 36” sink cabinet w/ glass vessel sink
    • standard water flushing, macerating toilet
    • 36” wall mounted linen closet in bathroom
    • two (2) 60” wide x 40" tall x 24" deep closets
    • stairs, NOT a ladder, to access second floor, NOT a loft
    • coat closet, shoe storage, and tall utility closets under stairs
    • bedroom accommodates up to a queen size bed
    • two (2) 60" Haiku intelligent fans w/ LED light
    • central HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) via mini-split
    • all proceeds go towards building permanent housing for disabled Veterans

  10. mizzpoetrics
    January 17, 2018

    Pretty cool…..Boston's getting more & more progressive! I hope it doesn't stop there…..

  11. stagespectre
    January 17, 2018

    It's almost like a snow cone stand

  12. Greyfort
    January 17, 2018

    Brrr. I wish you could have obtained some coffee.

  13. Jacob Werenko
    January 17, 2018

    Deek, what's happening in Texas and New Mexico? Something I should be signing up for? I checked relaxshacks but didn't see any clues there…

  14. cruhg
    January 17, 2018

    how much would it cost to start up a business just like that?

  15. Lo'Vonia Parks
    January 17, 2018

    Hey Deek! Is there a Shaker-style tiny house out on the market? As in the furniture/design style, not the what you hold salt and pepper in. Haha!

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