There is a specific skill set that goes along with building shipping container homes. Not only do you need to know how to work with heavy steel walls, but knowing how to make them aesthetically pleasing is also important. Jon and Kristen Meier of Backcountry Containers do it so well, they now have their own show, Containables, on DIY Network.
Backcountry Containers builds custom shipping container homes.
Backcountry Containers is located on a farm in Needville, Texas. The container homes are converted into tiny homes inside a 20,000 square foot barn. In addition, they are finished in record time. Because the containers come as a solid frame, the couple’s models typically only take about six to 10 weeks to complete.
The homes can be made from single or multiple shipping containers.
Jon and Kristen now have their own show on the DIY Network.
Jon, an aeronautical engineer, and Kristen, an interior designer, design the custom homes with input from customers.The homes range from one-floor single container homes that cost around $65,000. The more complex, multi-floor models can use several containers and cost from $100,000 to $200,000. The company uses both 20-foot and 40-foot containers in their construction. The homes can also include rooftop decks and porches, upstairs and downstairs bedrooms, offices and plenty of storage. The containers can also be used as offices, studios, primary or guest homes.
The cozy interiors look nothing like their former selves.
The container homes range from $65,000 to up $200,000 depending on size and customization.
Photos by Backcountry Containers