SHIPPING CONTAINER

One-bedroom home built out of a SHIPPING CONTAINER hits the market for $1.2MILLION | WATCH

PHOTO: Converted container house at Point Lookout on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island

  • Petite house features what real estate agents call ‘ample entertainment space’
  • The home is being sold with council approved plans for much bigger expansion 
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has led to more people looking for a change of pace  
  • House prices are continuing to surge in every Australian state and territory 
  • Australia’s housing prices are now outpacing wages by a ratio of about 12:1

Most people have at some point dreamt of moving to a beachside home on a sub-tropical island, putting their feet up in a hammock and living the good life.

But chances are that dream house wasn’t a one-bedroom shipping container that is tipped to fetch more than a million dollars when it goes to auction.

However, that is the asking price for a converted container house at Point Lookout on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island.

Even given the picture perfect location, paying well over a million dollars for a converted shipping container is proof positive that Australia’s real estate market is on fire and showing no signs of being put out any time soon.

But if you have the money, fancy a laidback island lifestyle and don’t mind living in what was once an actual shipping container, then all this can be yours for the expected selling price of $1.2million.

A tiny, but carefully designed former shipping container (pictured) is set to fetch well over a million dollars at auction

A tiny, but carefully designed former shipping container (pictured) is set to fetch well over a million dollars at auction

The petite residence features a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and what real estate agents love to call ‘ample entertainment space’ on a property roughly the size of a tennis court.

Located 30km from the state capital Brisbane, it has been used as a holiday home until now and is for sale fully furnished.

HOUSE PRICES SURGES IN AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY: Up 30.4 per cent to $1,333,767

MELBOURNE: Up 19.5 per cent to $972,659

BRISBBANE: Up 24.8 per cent to $731,392

ADELAIDE: Up 22.5 per cent to $591,558

PERTH: Up 16.7 per cent to $550,044

HOBART: Up 27.2 per cent $726,955

DARWIN: Up 17.1 per cent to $567,056

CANBERRA: Up 29 per cent to $985,040

Source: CoreLogic data in median house price increases in the year to October 2021

The house places an emphasis on the indoor-outdoor living style that south-east Queensland embraces with a passion

The house places an emphasis on the indoor-outdoor living style that south-east Queensland embraces with a passion

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