The Container Home That Elevates Simple Living

Ever since I delved into the world of shipping containers, I’ve always considered Texas to be a haven for container home enthusiasts. Trust me, there’s a design here for everyone.

Are Shipping Container Homes Mundane? Think Again!

In my interactions about container homes, I’ve noticed some people label them as cliché. When probed, they say, “Just stacking containers next to each other or on top—it’s all too simple and repetitive.”

This perspective baffles me. How can designs as versatile as Lego blocks be considered ordinary?

Today’s featured home reaffirms my belief: container homes are anything but mundane. They stand out, offering a unique aesthetic that traditional homes can’t match.

Today’s Spotlight: A Two-Story Shipping Container Home in New Braunfels, Texas

Here’s what we’re looking at:

  • Two-story shipping container home
  • Gable roof
  • Second-floor wooden veranda
  • Modern interior design

Two-Story Shipping Container Home

Today’s gem is located in New Braunfels, Texas. The home is built from two 40ft shipping containers on the ground floor and another 40ft container on the upper floor.

Gable Roof

Comprising three recycled 40ft containers, this home sports a daring gable roof. Not only does it shield the home from the elements, but it also accentuates the second-floor veranda, creating a perfect relaxation zone.

Wooden Veranda Encompassing the Second Floor

The first thing that catches my eye when I look at this container home from the outside is the all-encompassing wooden veranda. The external staircase might seem odd, but it’s a deliberate choice. The homeowner lives on the ground floor and plans to rent out the upper floor via Airbnb. Imagine dining here with a view!

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Modern Interior Design

Stepping inside, it feels like I’ve entered a different world. The exterior had so much wood, I expected the interior to follow suit. But no, the inside is predominantly grey, and I love it. The ceiling is grey too! Simplicity is key for me, and this home nails it with its muted tones and minimalistic design.

A Special Mention: Kountry Containers

Before we wrap up, a special mention is in order for Kountry Containers, the company responsible for this remarkable build. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail have truly made this design a standout. Kudos to them!


Once again, a shipping container home has captured our imagination. As the market for container homes continues to expand, I’ll keep sharing more awe-inspiring designs right here on Living in a Container. Stay tuned!!!

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