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

Everyone has their own idea of how a dream home should look like. For one person it may be a small, cozy bungalow by the beach, while for another it could be a three-story mansion in the English countryside. But have you ever though your dream home could be a bunch of shipping container stacked upon each other? Well, designer Will Breaux probably didn’t think so either but eventually ended up designing his dream home out of exactly that.

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Will’s dream home is located in Houston and the designer says it’s the most extensive structure of its kind.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

The house is built out of 11 shipping containers and even includes a rooftop deck.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

Will wanted to build his dream home since the early 2000s but struggled to find a designer that would do it right. Eventually he gave up and designed it himself.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

Image credits: Will Breaux

“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,” writes the designer. “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.”

Image credits: Will Breaux

Image credits: Will Breaux

The designer knew he wanted a house made of shipping containers long before it became a thing.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

“Shipping containers are strong, fireproof, long-lasting, hurricane resistant, and have common characteristics,” explains Will.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

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The man is no professional builder but was determined to build his dream home.

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First, Will spent countless hours learning everything about constructing houses and eventually created a 3D sketch of the dream house. Step by step, the man built the spacious 2,500 square foot house and can now proudly say it looks just like he imagined.

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Image credits: Will Breaux

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