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Man Builds 2,500 Square Foot Dream Home Out Of 11 Shipping Containers

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Homes come in all shapes, sizes and these days with a variety of building materials to choose from. Shipping containers became a hit with the tiny house movement. Affordable, transportable and a DIY for those willing to do the research, planning and labor – perhaps with a little help from friends. Container homes evolved quickly into bigger homes, using several containers.

Will Breaux went all the way with his dream home, designing and building a spacious 2,500 square foot, three story home using 11 containers. Since early the 2000s, he struggled to find a designer to create his dream home the way he wanted it and in the end decided to do it himself.

“I began looking at projects that were being built that I liked. Ultimately, a designer with a home builder family was hired to design a 3 story townhouse to be built on the lot,” Will wrote on his blog. “After going round and round for months, I eventually had to fire that group because they weren’t willing to give me what I wanted. Thus, the journey to design my own house began around 2011.”

Will wanted a home build with shipping containers long before it became a trend. “Shipping containers are strong, fireproof, long-lasting, hurricane resistant, and have common characteristics,” he explained.

Will did his due diligence, spending hours learning about constructing houses and eventually created a 3D sketch of the house he wanted and then, step by step, he literally build the dream home he imagined.

Will’s not quite done yet and writes: ‘’One day I will finish it and it will stand on its own as a design and build.  Until that time, it is and will continue to be a WORK IN PROGRESS.  I have commented myself that it is likely to get more crazy looking before it ever becomes more normal.’’

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Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

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