You Can Now Buy An Affordable Farmhouse Made From A Shipping Container

2022-06-15 11:37:14 By : Ms. Sunrise Yu

When it comes to home trends, the tiny home movement and farmhouse-style renovations have both gained huge followings. Look no further than HGTV’s programming, with shows like “Tiny House, Big Living” dedicated to minimalist lifestyles neatly packaged in a few hundred square feet of living space, as well as the five-season “Fixer Upper” run that helped Chip and Joanna Gaines garner their farmhouse fandom.

Now, a Texas-based company is combining the two trends to create affordable shipping container homes that are decked out in farmhouse charm — complete with white window trims and rocking chairs on a pint-sized porch.

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Backcountry Containers provides custom-built, cost-effective homes made from a combination of 20- and 40-foot containers. The team behind the company is husband-and-wife duo Jon and Kristen Meier.

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The couple has their own show, “Containables,” on the DIY Network, on which he handles the engineering work and she brings the design savvy.

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We've got an exciting announcement at Backcountry Containers… Our new show, Containables, is premiering this Thursday on the @diynetwork at 9pm CST with back-to-back episodes! We can't wait to share these custom container homes with you. They are unlike anything you've seen from us before. We hope you'll tune in! . . . #containerhome #tinyhome #containerlife #DIYNetwork #showpremiere #customhome

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Like all custom builds, the cost of the homes they offer varies. But as a baseline, a 20-foot shipping container home starts at $40,000 and a 40-foot container home starts at $60,000.

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Multiple shipping containers for a bigger build start at around $100,000, according to the company. Adding on rooftop decks, porches, high-end appliances and other finishes will cost extra.

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We loved creating a living space and workshop for Alex that’s all his own! Such a fun build for a great family! #containables #backcountrycontainers

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The farmhouse shipping container model home is 1,100 square feet. Other models include bungalows, a two-story stacked home and a shipping container that serves as a workspace.

Judging by this “rustic retreat,” the homes serve as a pretty sweet party space, too:

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Backcountry Containers is mostly just building in Texas — proving that not everything in the state is bigger. The company website does note, however, that they may make some exceptions for builds outside of the Lone Star State.

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But hey, if you’re really keen on the tiny home movement, you may want to consider a move to Spur, Texas.

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With affordable land and zoning regulations favorable for tiny homes, the small town of 1,000 prides itself on being tiny home-friendly and is about an hour outside of Lubbock. Here’s a peek at a couple of the homes in Spur:

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And here’s a closer look at one of Spur’s tiny homes:

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Das hier ist ein sogenanntes Tiny House. Es steht in Spur, Texas und misst knapp 20qm. Ist das genug Platz zum Leben? Und warum wird es in den USA immer beliebter Mini-Häuser zu bauen? Antworten gibt‘s heute Abend beim @galileo Spezial „Wohnen extrem“, 19:05 Uhr @prosieben.

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Not sure you want to commit to the tiny home lifestyle? Check out this tiny home hotel in Montana that’s next to Glacier National Park and try out the trend for a weekend. (Moose not included.)

Have you ever stayed in a tiny home before? Or do you live in one? If you love a minimalist lifestyle, these cute little domiciles may be for you!

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.