Container house

PHOTO: CHRIS SKELTON/HOMEDKelly says her passion for small spaces can be traced right back to childhood.

Being a total convert to container housing, Brenda Kelly has not looked back since building her own first container home.

In fact, the entrepreneur set up her own company, IQ Container Homes, and her last house in the bush at Parau, Auckland was the first 8 Homestar container house to be built in New Zealand.

Now, Kelly has built a new container home for herself in Taupō, and is opening it to the public for the first time this weekend – she already has more than 300 people “interested” on Facebook.