Meet the Zulu Queen, a 160 sq ft micro home built from a shipping container. The tiny home is the first completed project from Boulder-based Rhino Cubed, a boutique builder that specializes in artistic, functional and ecological spaces. The Zulu Queen features an efficient arrangement to provide space for sleeping, eating and lounging all while being neatly contained within the confines of a robust shipping container that can work off-grid and doubles as a living sculpture.
Rhino Cubed was founded by former high tech executive Jan Burton and architect Sam Austin to combine their love of art and design with tiny homes. The company offers two different sizes of container home (20 or 25 ft) with three levels of finish depending on what the buyer wants to do with the container. Get a basic shell with windows and doors to outfit as you want for about $19k. Add on insulation and walls for $30k or have Rhino Cubed construct an entire micro home with the works for about $60k. The top level of finish adds on an IKEA kitchen with a DC refrigerator, a sculptural lofted bed over living quarters and a bathroom. This model also includes a 1250 watt solar generator to run everything you need inside, along with water storage and grey water disposal system, timber frame detail, a porch, and water collection roof.
The Zulu Queen is a 160 sq ft model with a kitchen, living area, lofted bed and storage. Besides being just a cute micro home, Austin also incorporated a number of details to turn it into a living sculpture including a steel Rhino horn sculpture on the outside, a sculptural steel front door, and an artistically painted exterior. “Sam has transformed a metal box into a robust living sculpture that can be replicated and is affordable compared to many other custom tiny homes, ” says co-founder Jan Burton. “His design is really distinctive and fun, and he makes living in 160 square feet quite manageable and comfortable.”
Via Jetson Green
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