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Shipping Container Becomes Fabulous Backyard Tiny Home



    While I love traditional tiny houses, I also enjoy seeing the weird and wonderful homes other tiny house builders come up with. In recent years, shipping container tiny houses have become more and more popular and I love seeing how creative people can get with these small spaces.

    The Rustic Retreat XL is a 40′ shipping container tiny house built by Backcountry Containers, located outside Houston, Texas. The 270-square-foot home was featured in season four of Tiny House, Big Living!

    Jon Meier, the owner of Backcountry Containers, built this custom Rustic Retreat XL for his sister-in-law, Emily Flowers. The container house includes a full rooftop deck, a large bathroom, and a closet that could hold Flowers’ 200 pairs of shoes. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, farmhouse sink, freestanding range, and apartment size refrigerator.

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Photos via BackCountryContainers.com

    Rustic Retreat XL Sale Price: $44,999

    Several options are available with the Retreat, you can view more details on the Backcountry Containers website.