Affordable Architecture For the Future

Contained Mobility by Chrissie Beavis

While attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California for her BA in Architecture, Chrissie constructed a prototype for a container dwelling.  The dwelling is pre-fabricated with the option of being fully furnished and is extruded in less than five minutes by one person once it arrives on site. The idea is noteworthy due to its simplicity, using a single container in a compact, yet effective way. The residence amounts to a total of 250 square feet, enough to comfortably house one person, and is one great example of the many possible compact living scenarios that may come to life in the future. Chrissie sold the project about seven years ago; its where about today is unknown. If you have seen Contained Mobility,  please let us know! We would love to see how it is being used today!!


Photo:©Chrissie Beavis info:©fabprefab


  1. What an awesome idea…constructed in 5 minutes! Do you know how much she sold her construction for?

    • lancer /

      Hello glad you enjoyed the post, it is a great idea!! I am not sure how much it was actually sold for, I will talk to Chrissie and let you know, but I am sure it was very affordable. The project was sold unfurnished and I am not sure if it was actually entirely complete as well. I will let you know as soon as I do. Thanks!

  2. To be honest, I really don’t remember… I think it was around $4000. Which is actually a little more than it cost me to build it. But it didn’t have electrical or plumbing yet and still needed some “finishing”. I would be happy to share ideas and issues if anyone is thinking of making one. Cheers

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