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Man Upcycles Old Shipping Containers To Build His Dream Home

For most people, buying their dream house is usually the typical route for becoming a homeowner. On the other hand, those who are more the creative type oftentimes opt for constructing a home from scratch. But, what if you wanted to design a truly unique home using unusual materials?

This is exactly what Will Breaux did using shipping containers stacked together to build his dream house.

Originally Will Breaux wanted to build a three-story townhouse.

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However, that project fell through when the designers failed to create what he really wanted the house to look like.

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So he set out to construct a shipping container house instead.

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He used 11 containers piled on top of each other to create a three-story house, complete with a rooftop deck.

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Will chose shipping containers for a specific reason.

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They're very strong in structure, fireproof, long-lasting, hurricane resistant, and with common characteristics, which makes them perfect construction material.

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Even though Will didn't have any professional building experience, he still decided to go ahead with the project.

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In addition to a ton of research, he also consulted a building engineer.

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The first step was to create a 3D sketch of the house and figure out exactly how it was going to be constructed.

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Then the real work got started.

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In the end, he became a proud owner of an impressive 2,500 square foot house.

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He was finally able to have all the components he really wanted to have.

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The house is almost completely finished and furnished to Will's liking.

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It comes with all the amenities that a typical house would have. Judging from the pictures, it looks fabulous.

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However, Will advises that even though this project is totally doable, you must enlist the help of professionals to navigate all the fine details of constructing it properly.

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An expert is a must for this project!

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Wow, I have to say from the outside this house isn't that much to look at.

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But when you step foot inside it's definitely full of comfort and relaxing vibes.

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I have to say that if I drove by this property, I wouldn't have guessed that it's like this inside.

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It looks like no amount of detail was spared here.

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Just check out this modern and spacious kitchenette.

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This is bigger and roomier than my own kitchen. I'm so jealous! And I really love the flooring as well.

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This is quite the shower construction.

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I kinda like the old-school features. It gives it that industrial feel if that's what you're into.

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Overall I think while the outside looks like, well, shipping containers, the inside proves these can make a cozy home.

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This place is definitely rocking. What a cool dwelling to hang out in!

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Are you a fan of projects like this?

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Is this something you would consider? I think it's worth the effort to design a place you can truly call your own.

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