Vojtěch Valda’s shipping container house runs on wind, solar, and pulleys. He and his carpenter brother converted the 20-foot (6 meters) high cube into a transforming space for his family of four thanks to his transforming inventions like a retractable porch, table, and bed. His low-tech creations were inspired by the simplicity and reliability of the nautical world.
Valda wanted to use a container because he could build it at his workshop and easily transport it to his off-grid site. He built a wide roof for solar and to collect water for his 1000 liter tank. Valda and his wife documented the build process and sell the plans to other DIY builders.