A very interesting idea for sheltering the homeless, will be following its progress http://www.jetsongreen.com/2014/01/campbell-river-homeless-hope-to-winter-in-shipping-containers.html jetsongreen.com
i like how the space is used effectively and you still have all the needs for a house design. the way the layout is done gives you enough room of spare area to add or move things around, the garden out the back is also simple and the way it covers the container more so it looks affective.
#9 on our list of 100 Big Ideas Firm: Filip Janssens. Site: Aalst, Belgium. Idea: Tom Lierman Office of Architecture and Interiors designed Filip Janssens a barnlike residence, and Janssens added a small garden pavilion with an exterior clad in larch planks. The 110-square-foot interior, fully insulated, comprises a tool shed and an airy garden room.