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Our container house is 620 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It will be finished at the end of August! Spray foam and drywall are done. House is painted. We put the floors down and building the kitchen now. When all is said and done our container home cost about $60,000. Once we decided to go all in and start this project I rented my condo in California, quit my job, and moved to Dallas so we could start building.
The most difficult part of transitioning into a tiny home? Selling all of my furniture and clothes. Definitely, a difficult thing to do. A tiny home forces you to only have what you need. Our bedroom closet is also our laundry room and water heater room, which leaves me space for maximum of 10 outfits plus some PJ’s and shoes under the bed. Nothing else. It’s been fun to find small furniture pieces together that works for the both of us. A great way to start our new life. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!
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620 Sq. Ft. Container House in Dallas, TX
Images © Amber Richter
When my boyfriend and I first met we both were interested in getting land and building a house. I wanted a container house and he wanted a tiny log cabin.
We compromised. Tiny container house! Well, I wouldn’t say it was an even compromise, but he’s happy with it now. And its Tornado Resistant which is a bonus.
Since starting this project we have done so much research on tiny homes and container houses. We knew we wanted to show the world that you can build your own house and live mortgage free.
My boyfriend also had a dream to build a pond and fish in his own backyard… and being from California, my dream was to always have a body of water in my backyard.. so we knew the pond was the first thing to get done!
Our favorite part about building a tiny home? Quality time with family! Everyone helps out and we all make memories doing it. My dad even flew in from California to help with electrical and installing light fixtures. Everyone is excited and supportive of our adventure.
Our favorite feature of the tiny home? The view! When you open the front door all you see is the 9 foot x 16 foot patio door that looks out onto the backyard pond we built and the small forest. Sunset views are phenomenal. Really brings the outside in, and makes the place feel much bigger.
Images © Amber Richter
We can’t wait until we’re finished! In September we will be putting up our modern wood exterior siding. I ordered it from China which saved us $3,000 and it will be here in a few weeks.
Our big thanks to Amber Richter for sharing!
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