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I Had No Idea Shipping Containers Could Look So Good

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Back Country Containers offers beautiful container homes like the Modern Farmhouse. Jon Meier began Back Country Containers because he was interested in tiny homes. Engineers are known for their ability to come up with innovative and interesting solutions. When he built his 20-foot shipping container home, he knew that this was what he wanted to be doing as a business. He brought his wife Kristen on board, who has a knack for decorating, as well as some family members who helped with construction. Together they run their successful business of building shipping container homes. They have built many small container homes, such as this one called Modern Farmhouse and their Rustic retreat XL. The Modern Retreat, which is shown here, is 1,100 square foot and large enough to house a family full-time. It would also make a great vacation home, or cottage by a lake. From the outside the home looks charming. It looks like a hybrid between a regular house and a container. You can see the metal of the shipping container and the doors on the front and sides. They painted it in a deep color to make it stand out. It also brings in some of standard colors for a shipping container.

The front entrance is under a peaked roof. They also added a deck and rocking chairs, because what country house would be complete without them? The entrance to the home is a set French doors that really open the home up to a deck. There is also a small window on either side. The home has 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom, guest bedroom, and bunk room. It also has 2 bathrooms. The open kitchen in the great room has full-size appliances, and plenty of counter space. They also added an island in the kitchen with bar seating. The living area is directly in front of the cooking area and features a comfortable and intimate seating arrangement with a sofa, chair and ottoman. They added a lot of clever features that you wouldn’t have thought to combine to create a rustic and chic look in the house. One of the bathrooms has an old antique dresser painted bright green that was made into a vanity with sinks. These little touches make the house feel like an art piece. In the other bathroom, there is a freestanding bathtub that’s perfect for long soaks.

The bedrooms are also beautifully styled with colorful and stylish bedding and accessories, and the bunk bed actually looks really comfortable. They build these container homes with 20-foot and forty-foot containers, and design each project to suit the client. Each container home has its own unique character, which matches the personality of the customer. They are primarily based in Texas but are willing and able build container homes anywhere. While they love to build smaller homes, they also construct larger container houses. Shipping containers are used as building blocks to create a perfect-sized home. They can create a shipping-container home to suit any lifestyle or need, whether it is 500 square feet, 2,000 square foot or more.

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