Mexican practice Studioroca has designed a brutalist-inspired tiny home out of shipping containers that can be ‘move-in ready’ in just 99 days.
The VMD – aka Vivienda Minima de Descanso or Minimum Rest Housing – comes in one and two-bedroom models, with the basic unit costing from $50,0000. This solid prefab is manufactured in a factory-controlled environment in Mexico using hardy, repurposed shipping containers reinforced with Viroc cement panels to give it a tropical brutalist aesthetic.
Sliding glass doors, tall windows and a deck feature as standard, while interiors are treated with sustainable insulation and acoustic padding. Buyers can customise the tiny home, which sits between weekend retreat and full-time home, by personalising fixtures, flooring and bespoke furniture designed by Studioroca.
Solar roof panels, rainwater collection and the option of an incinerator toilet boost the VMD’s eco-credentials, and the prefab boasts a ‘flexible design to grow your VMD’ suggesting it can expand in future.
Distribution is slated to begin this year, with more info available from VMD’s website.