Backcountry Container House










A 20′, 150 square feet converted shipping container home in Houston, Texas. Built by Background Containers. More info. here.



  1. Roland June 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I love houses like this, but the prices are ridiculous. Their cheapest basic-shell model is $22K or $150/per sqft (before what you lose in walls and insulation). Then they are claiming on their site that this home is much cheaper than a traditional home built the same way, that you are saving on structural work and unnecessary construction. Price for delivery at 3 or 4 dollars a mile isn’t included. I just don’t see any kind of deal or savings

    • John July 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      I agree.

  2. Roland June 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I meant 110 per sqft…

  3. garrett June 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Sweet finally a tiny house with a roof top add a small bedroom uptop..enlarge the vathroom area to fit a tub and a second deck above the bedroom

    • gunguru01 June 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Yeah, in other words make it bigger than it is and add another bedroom???

      • garrett June 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

        Pretty much..i like the downstairs area, just no real sleeping area

  4. gunguru01 June 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I think if I were to fix anything it would be to seal up the shower to keep water from going into the walls. Other than that very nice. Great little cabin.

  5. Mary Dixon July 4, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    The sink is the best feature in the kitchen but how in the world can you cook in a sink?

  6. Dorothy July 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I like the flooring and love the rooftop deck. I assume you sleep in the seating area? It doesn’t look comfortable for lounging or sleeping. I also don’t see anyway to cook and I don’t see a refrigerator. I do like container homes but this one is missing way too many vital features.

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