Greetings from Texas! 🙂
If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time,you know Texas holds a place here at The Casa Club. So today we are featuring a Texan company that has been making waves both online and on the big screen. After being featured on Tiny House, Big Living, Texas-based Backcountry Containers landed their own new DIY Network show, Containables.
Jon and Kristen Meier think outside the box by building init! Together they convert shipping containers into some of the most unique and charming homes imaginable. Working out of a 20,000-square-foot barn on their parents’ farm in Needville, Texas, it’s a family affair as everyone pitches into bring these dream homes to life. 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.
One of their first builds is this two-container arrangement for a local couple’s adopted son. The main container includes the living area with bedroom loft, hydraulic TV winch, and kitchenette. Cubby hole storage stairs lead up to the bedroom loft and the winch raises and lowers the TV so the son can watch TV from bed or the living room. In the bathroom is a flush toilet and tile shower.
The other container is a custom workshop with colorful wood panels, a workbench, deep sink, and washer/dryer combo. On the roof of the workshop is a driving range and between the two containers is a large patio with fire pit.
Jon, an aeronautical engineer, and Kristen, an interior designer, design these custom container homes with input from their customers at Backcountry Containers. The homes range from one-floor single container homes that cost around $65,000, to the more complex, multi-floor models that 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.
Backcountry Containers has more awe-inspiring container homes and we definitely look forward to featuring them all here on The Casa Club soon! 🙂
So what do you think? Would you live here?
Photo Source: Backcountry Containers